A Fire Broke out at The Almas Tower In Dubai

By Aya Elhelw

A fire broke out on Sunday at The Almas Tower, the second tallest skyscraper in Dubai after Burj Khalifa. The smoke started rising from the top floors and that’s when people started evacuating the building. At press time, no casualties have been reported.

According to witnesses, the fire broke in the office building around 3 PM, Emirate time. “It is a fire in a pole at the top of the tower. We received the emergency call at 2.55 PM and the tower was evacuated from residents,” a Civil Defense Spokesperson said to a local newspaper.

The Dubai Media Office twitted comforting the public:

An eyewitness tweeted a recorded video of the smoke coming out of the building.

WE SAID THAT: We’re glad that people are safe!