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.

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.

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

The Torch stands 1,155 feet tall and is the 32nd tallest building in the world. It was completed in 2011.

The fire began about 2 a.m. local time, CNN reported.

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

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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