Firefighters battle massive blaze at Dubai tower, residents evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Dubai Civil Defence said they were working to put out the blaze at Zen Tower in the Marina area on Sunday morning, and confirmed that all residents had been evacuated safely, with no reports of injuries.
Dubai Civil Defence is working to put out a fire that broke out in the Zen Tower in the Dubai Marina area. The building was evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 13, 2018
The fire broke out at around 11am local time and appears to have stripped the building’s cladding. The blaze coincides with a huge dust storm in the region, causing poor visibility.
فرق الدفاع المدني في دبي تسيطر بكل كفاءة على حريق شب في برج زن بمنطقة المارينا رغم الرياح الشديدة والأتربة حالياً. ولم يتم تسجيل أي إصابات جراء هذا الحادث وقامت الفرق المختصة باخلاء جميع القاطنين في البرج. pic.twitter.com/CnOylNFIv6— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 13, 2018
Dubai Civil Defence said it brought the blaze under control within an hour of reaching the site.
Maj. Gen. Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence: The fire that broke out in Zen Tower in Dubai Marina was brought under control in 45 minutes by Civil Defence teams, who reached the site within six mins of the incident. pic.twitter.com/qCpjQeUhMx— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 13, 2018
Properties for sale in the Zen Tower currently range from US$242,295 (890,000 AED) for a 1,025 square foot one bed apartment, up to $1.14 million (4,200,000 AED) for a penthouse.