Sulafa Tower blaze

Dubai firefighters reacted quickly to extinguish a blaze which broke out at the 75-storey residential Sulafa Tower in the Marina on Wednesday afternoon.

Although the blaze broke out on the 60th floor and quickly spread to eight others, the fire was brought under control within three hours.

At least a dozen fire engines and more than 50 firefighters from five firefighting centres — Al Marsa, Al Barsha, Al Quoz, Al Rashidiya, and Al Satwa — participated in dousing the fire.

Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, director-general of Dubai Civil Defence, said in a statement that there were no casualties reported and all of  the Tower’s residents were evacuated to  safety.

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