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Fire breaks out at Palm Jumeirah building

DUBAI, October 26, 2017

A major fire broke out last night at a high-rise under construction building in the Oceana residential complex at Dubai's palm-shaped island Palm Jumeirah, said a report.

This is the latest in a string of blazes to race up multistory buildings in the skyscraper-packed city, reported AP.

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

The fire struck before midnight Monday at a tower in the Oceana residential complex on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island. Onlookers said it spread quickly across several floors as high winds fanned the flames.

Omniyat, the developers of the tower, put into action their emergency procedure and Dubai Civil Defence brought the fire under control within 20 minutes, said media reports.

Multiple skyscrapers have been struck by similar fires across the UAE 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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