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Another Fire Dubai

Another Fire Dubai

Another Fire Dubai

A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - for the second time in two years.

Footage posted on social media showed flames spreading up the Torch Tower, and burning debris falling down.

The authorities later said that civil defence workers "successfully evacuated" the building and the blaze was brought under control.

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40822269


RE: Another Fire Dubai

I KNEW there would be a post about this here hahaha!

Serious inquiry - are there legitimate practices to recover after repeated fire damage to a structure and what are the limits for such work? I'd like to know what you would expect should be done to make a thorough inspection of this event given the extreme proximity to a previous fire event.

RE: Another Fire Dubai

Seems like an appropriate name for the building, having caught fire twice in 2 years.

RE: Another Fire Dubai

MotorCity... that's what I thought...


RE: Another Fire Dubai

This is just another in a long stream of combustible cladding fires we have been discussing in this forum. See comments about this one in the London fire thread.

RE: Another Fire Dubai

Mitigation proposal: change the name of the tower!

RE: Another Fire Dubai

It's like naming a ship the 'Titanic'...

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