Dubai Marina Torch tower fire latest: 51st floor completely gutted?


By Bindu Rai

Latest update: Weary residents of The Torch tower gradually moved back into their homes late Saturday night after Dubai Civil Defence cordoned off apartments that were badly damaged in the fire that gutted through the exterior of the building in the early hours yesterday.

Suntosh Naidu moved back into his 69th floor apartment at 7.30am on Sunday, telling Emirates 24|7 that his dream of watching the India versus South Africa match of the Cricket World Cup 2015 took a backseat.

He said: “I hung around the 97th floor rest area in the neighbouring Princess Tower till perhaps 10.30pm on Saturday, but I finally gave up and moved into a friend’s home for the night.

“However, I was informed by others that around 11pm, residents were able to move back into the apartments that did not sustain damage in the fire.”

He said the rest of them had to move into a hotel, with the Kingfield Owner Association Management Services helping several residents make arrangements for the same. More info