A Fire Has Broken Out In Dubai's JLT
Dubai residents have been evacuated after fire broke out in Jumeirah Lakes Towers' Almas Tower this afternoon, Sunday 22 April.
According to witnesses, the fire broke in the office building out around 3pm this afternoon.
Just got evacuated from Almas Tower in the middle of my gym sesh cos of a fire no keys, purse just my phone pic.twitter.com/VRtUsISxe4— Emili WHUFC ⚒ (@a_mill_ee) April 22, 2018
Fire fighters have now put the fire out, and according to the Dubai Civil Defence no injuries were reported.
“It is a fire in a pole at the top of the tower. We received the emergency call at 2.55pm and the tower was evacuated from residents,” a Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson told a local newspaper.
Primarily an office block, Almas Tower is 68 stories high. Until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2009, it was the tallest building in Dubai.
Dubai Civil Defence is working to put out a minor fire that broke out in Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. All employees and visitors are being evacuated and no injuries have been reported so far.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 22, 2018