Post Reply Fire at downtown Dubai's highrise Address hotel
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CNN)A massive fire broke out Thursday night at the high-end Address hotel in downtown Dubai, the government of the United Arab Emirates' most populous city said.

Video showed orange tentacles of flames swirling up the outside of several stories at the high-rise hotel's midsection.

As many as four crews of firefighters are battling the blaze, the government said. Early reports from Dubai authorities said the fire started on the 20th floor.

The Address hotel describes itself as "the premier five-star hotel" in Dubai. It stands near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper.

Maha Abouelnebin, who lives in Dubai, told CNN she was with her family having dinner in the hotel at 9:30 p.m. She saw what appeared to be a low flame and thought maybe someone was cooking something.

Then she said she realized, "Oh my God ... that's a fire. ... We decided we needed to get out of there."

She said that staff were very efficient in moving people out of the hotel. "They got us out calmly... quickly. We were impressed with how easy we got out of there."

Some people were at the hotel to watch New Year's fireworks that were scheduled for around midnight.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/31/middleeast/dubai-address-hotel-fire/index.html



They're just having a good party. Mixtape must have been hot.
Posted 12/31/15
rock the casbah
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Posted 12/31/15
I can only imagine how hot it must've been in there considering the weather outside is above the 90s.
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Posted 12/31/15
Didn't see that one coming.
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Posted 12/31/15

ChaoticRuins wrote:

I can only imagine how hot it must've been in there considering the weather outside is above the 90s.


My type of weather
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Posted 12/31/15
fire cant melt steel beams
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Posted 12/31/15
My ex-history teacher is in Dubai! I wonder what he thinks about this?


-and, I see no orange tentacles in that footage.
Posted 12/31/15
I keep reading downtown as Downton. Oh dear.
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Posted 12/31/15
No need for a fireworks show now.
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Posted 12/31/15
I don't think Hollywood has any plans to remake "The Towering Inferno" anytime soon.
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Posted 12/31/15
That's a lot bigger than they make it seem in the article.
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