Fire engulfs Dubai tower before New Year celebrations

A fire has been reported in the Address Downtown hotel Dubai.

Authorities are currently on-site to address the incident swiftly and safely.

Civil Defense officials have reached the spot and working on controlling the fire and competent authorities are evacuating the hotel.

Speaking to Emirates24|7 Civil Defense spokesperson confirmed that the fire broke out at the Address Downtown Dubai. He said, “Our team working on it. There are no injuries and casualties so far.”

‎In a tweet on its official Twitter account, DMO stated: “A fire has been reported in the Address Downtown hotel. Authorities are currently on-site to address the incident swiftly and safely.”

“The fire, which broke out in the address downtown started on the 20th floor, outside the tower.”

“Internal systems dedicated to firefighting are now in place to prevent fire inside.”

“Currently there are 4 firefighters on site to deal with the fire and ensure the safety of everyone.”

Residents are being asked to avoid the area and allow emergency vehicles through.

The blaze was first reported around 9.30pm. No cause of fire has been reported. Source: Emirates24|7