Fire breaks out at The Torch tower in Dubai Marina

Smoke was seen coming from shop on the ground floor

Emergency services were on the scene at The Torch in Dubai Marina. Greg Tanner / The National
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A fire broke out at one of Dubai Marina's tallest buildings on Thursday evening.

Rescue teams were called to the blaze at The Torch tower.

The fire started in a restaurant on the ground floor about 8pm, according to an update sent to residents of the building. Residents were not affected and the tower was not evacuated.

Police, fire and ambulances were at the scene and part of the street outside was cordoned off.

"The emergency services were called and attended the blaze," the update read.

"The fire was extinguished and the incident was concluded by 9pm and did not affect any other parts of the building."

The building has seen a spate of fires in recent years.

A discarded cigarette butt was blamed on a fire at the building in August 2017.

That blaze forced many of the 475 residents to seek alternative accommodation.

In February 2015, the same building was hit by a serious fire that started on the 51st floor. It underwent extensive renovation and repairs following the accident.

Updated: March 14, 2024, 6:54 PM