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Dubai Fire: Palm Island Oceana High Rise Engulfed In Flames

No injuries were reported.

13/12/2016 10:27 | Updated 13 December 2016

Firefighters battled overnight to extinguish a huge blaze on a high-rise in Dubai’s palm-shaped island.

The fire struck just before midnight Monday at a tower in the 14-storey Oceana residential complex on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island.

It was the latest in a string of infernos to race up multi-storey buildings in the skyscraper-packed city.

Onlookers said it spread quickly across several floors as high winds fanned the flames.

Dubai’s government media office said on Tuesday that the late-night fire was completely extinguished with no injuries reported.

Multiple skyscrapers have been struck by similar fires across the United Arab Emirates in recent years.

Building and safety experts say that a popular type of cladding, which is used to cover the buildings and which can be highly flammable, is often to blame.

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