© AFP/File | Dubai has announced tougher rules to minimise fire risks after a series of tower blazes in the emirate
DUBAI (AFP) – A fire erupted in a residential highrise in Dubai Sunday, authorities said, days after a blaze tore through a tower across the street.
Dubai Civil Defence said Sunday it had put out the “minor fire” that broke out on a balcony in the 78-storey Tiger Tower, which opened to residents in 2010. No injuries were reported.
The building is across the street from The Torch, an 87-storey residential tower which was engulfed by a fire in early hours of Friday, with no reports of injuries.
The Torch was also the scene of a 2015 fire that triggered a mass evacuation of surrounding buildings.
In January, Dubai announced tougher rules to minimise fire risks after a series of tower blazes in the emirate mostly due to flammable…
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