Fire at 77-storey skyscraper in Dubai Marina
Marina Pinnacle is across the street from The Torch, where a massive fire broke out in February 2015
A fire broke out on the 47th floor of Dubai's Marina Pinnacle skyscraper due to an incident in a resident's kitchen on Sunday (25 May, 2015).
The fire started in an apartment on the 47th floor of the building and spread to the 48th floor, before it was contained by Dubai Civil Defense. The 77-storey building is located near The Torch, the structure which was badly damaged after a fire accident in February 2015.
According to Mayank Bhargava, a resident on the building's 43rd floor, firefighters were at the scene until 8.30pm, and no residents were allowed access to elevators in the duration.
"This is the second time in six months that a fire incident has occurred at building in Dubai Marina," Bhargava said.
"However, the incident at Marina Pinnaccle was not due to a failure in the building's structure. It was an incident in the resident's kitchen and was confined to the resident's apartment before it spread to the next floor. Thankfully, the neighbours alerted Dubai Civil Defense in time."
In February 2015, Torch Tower, one of the world’s tallest residential towers caught fire, with witnesses claiming flames shot out from two sides of the building as glass and metal rained down from near the top of the 79-storey structure. Four people were injured by falling debris, and at least a dozen fire trucks were sent to deal with the blaze.
Bhargava says cars in Marina Pinnacle were also damaged during the Torch Tower incident.
"Two cars were parked in an open basement at Marina Pinnacle, which were damaged by the debris from Torch Tower," he said.