Major blaze breaks out at 28-storey Abu Dhabi highrise (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Smoke rises after a fire broke out in a building at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 30, 2016. © Stringer
A skyscraper was engulfed in smoke as a massive fire swept through the 28-storey building currently under construction.

It took over two hours to bring the blaze, which started at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, under control. Thick smoke billowing from the building could be seen from all over the UAE capital.

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Hundreds of workers, residents and people staying in hotels in the surrounding area were evacuated as a precaution, though there have been no reports of any injuries.

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Photos and videos of the burning building were shared on social media by concerned locals. This is the fifth such fire to strike a UAE tower in the last 18 months, according to Reuters, and the cause of this blaze has yet to be determined.