Fire breaks out again in Dubai Marina, third blaze in a week
:: A fire was reported on Monday near Dubai Marina, the third blaze to occur in the area in one week.
The fire happened at the Movenpick hotel at around 10am local time, according to Dubai-based Gulf News, citing social media.
In a series of tweets, Movenpick at the Jumeirah Beach Residence confirmed that all guests were safe.
On Sunday, a fire struck another high-rise tower in Dubai Marina.
The Dubai Media Office said on Twitter that no injuries were reported in the fire at the Tiger Tower. It described the blaze as “minor” and said firefighters already had extinguished the blaze.
On Friday, a blaze hit the 86-story Torch Tower nearby. It was the second time in 2 and a half years that the more than 1,100-foot-tall tower has had a fire. The Torch, located in Dubai’s popular waterfront Marina district, also caught fire in February 2015. There were no major casualties reported in either blaze.
Firefighters say the Tiger Tower blaze began from clothing left on a balcony.