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Massive Fire Breaks Out In Dubai Residential Skyscraper

Images of the large fire were captured by witnesses surrounding buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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A skyscraper in Dubai called The Torch caught fire early Saturday morning.

Images and video posted online showed two large sections of the building in flames.

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It was not clear what caused the fire and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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The building includes 676 residential units and six retail spaces, according to CNN.

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Video taken later appeared to show that the fire had engulfed much of the building.

Strong winds in the area were driving the fire through the building, the BBC reported.

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A Gulf Business reporter who was at the scene said the fire appeared to be under control about 4 a.m. The reporter also said the fire seemed to have gutted between 20 and 25 floors.

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