Praise for Dubai firefighters after another Marina tower blaze


A Dubai skyscraper just across the street from The Torch – which caught fire in February – was evacuated following a fire alert.

Firefighters attended the 77-storey Marina Pinnacle as residents made their way down to the ground floor.

No-one was injured and the fire was soon under control, according to eyewitnesses who took to social media


Eyewitness Albertus Lombard tweeted that the fire appeared to be on the 27th floor.

He wrote: “Another fire in Dubai Marina and this time 27th floor Marina Pinnacle next to The Torch.”

Residents tweeted that Civil Defence arrived on the scene quickly after the alarm was raised on Saturday.

Dina Habib wrote: “All under control and super efficient.”

And Calvin Lee Campbell added: “Fire on the 27th floor of the #MarinaPinnacle #DubaiMarina #Dubai blaze is under control!”

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