Large fire breaks out at Dubai's Torch Tower

Reuters

Posted at Aug 04 2017 09:07 AM | Updated as of Aug 04 2017 04:46 PM

A major fire broke out in Dubai's Torch Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings, on Thursday, authorities said.

Firefighting squads have been deployed to bring the fire under control and ensure the safety of residents, the government of Dubai's media office tweeted. 

"No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident," the media office said in a separate tweet, adding that authorities successfully evacuated the building. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said the "Philippine Consulate General in Dubai continues to monitor the situation" should any Filipino be involved in the incident.