Dubai Skyscraper Catches Fire

A fire at a Dubai skyscraper prompted thousands to be evacuated from one of the world’s tallest apartment buildings early Saturday morning local time.

Images posted to social media showed the 79-story Marina Torch Tower engulfed in flames.

Photos: Close up photos of the fire at the Marina Torch Tower in #Dubai tonight. It’s almost 3:30 AM local time.

The Marina Torch, also known as The Torch, is approximately 1,105 ft. tall. The Torch opened in the United Arab Emirates city in 2011, becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

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