Dubai Marina tower fire displaces 60 residents

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Dubai Marina tower fire displaces 60 residents

 

DUBAI – A fire that erupted in a Dubai Marina building displaced at least 60 residents, the building facilities manager said.

Investigation into the cause of the fire at Marina Diamond 2 at 4am on Saturday was still underway on Monday (October 25).

At least 60 people whose apartments were badly damaged in the fire or from water from the fire sprinklers have been housed in a hotel in the Barsha Heights area.

According to initial investigation, the fire began on the 9th floor and spread to the top 15th floor. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze at around 5:30am.

The building in Al Sayorah Street has 260 apartments, of which around six were affected by fire, smoke or water damage, said Junaid Siddiqi, building facilities manager for Marina Diamond 2.

Siddiqi said that repair work will begin once authorities are finished with their investigation.

The Dubai Civil Defence is also reportedly looking into claims that the fire alarms failed to go off when fire hit the building. Siddiqi insisted that all fire alarms were activated.

He said that building officials are working to get affected residents back into their apartments “as soon as possible”.

Residents of unaffected apartments in the lower floors have been allowed to return to their homes. ICA/Expat Media


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