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Torch Tower in Dubai is Burning

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There goes another one...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/middleeast/dubai-tower-fire/index.html

This is the second time in two years. Dubai has also had issues with cladding on high rises. Don't know if it's involved here or not.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/torch-tower-dubai-fire-residential-building-united-arab-emirates/

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Probably the "Torch" Tower will burn again after the current fire is contained. This tower is torched.

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It sounds like everyone was safely evacuated.

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That's good. I have a concern with the firefighters inside, though.Image result for torch tower

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The Torch Tower is going to end up like the Grenfell Tower in London

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I heard they used a lot of that same siding on a number of buildings in Dubai and there's been several fires. Thankfully the residents seem to be alright.

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At least the fires weren't caused by refrigerators, like in the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Well they have surely picked propper name for it, in middle of desert :) Hopefully no casaulties.

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The fire was extinguished without any injuries. The reports are  saying the damage occurred mostly to the cladding.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/world/middleeast/torch-tower-dubai-fire.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/04/541558324/multistory-fire-in-dubais-torch-tower-extinguished-without-injuries

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Third cladding fire I've heard of.  One in Roubaix,France in 2012, the Grenfell tower in  London and now Dubai.  Criminal charges?  

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lol, torch tower burnig twice, how ironic

there is a saying in Russian,  how you name a ship determines  how it will sail.

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