Dubai police: High-rise safely cleared after fire
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rescue crews in Dubai safely evacuated a 34-story residential tower on Sunday after a fire gutted portions of the building, police said.
The blaze charred the outside of the structure and send gray smoke drifting over a major development known as Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings and shops on the southern edge of Dubai.
Residents, some wearing pajamas and clutching passports and other belongings, stood on roadways watching flames pour from windows on high floors. Pieces of fiery debris fell from the facade.
A statement from Dubai Police said the fire was brought under control and no casualties were reported.