Videos: Dubai Oceana High-Rise Fire

No injuries during fire at residential high-rise

Mideast Emirates Dubai Fire

The burned elevation of one of the towers at the Oceana complex is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Firefighters in Dubai have put out a fire that broke out on one of Dubai’s palm-shaped island, the latest in a string of blazes to race up multi-story buildings in the skyscraper-packed city. Dubai’s government media office said Tuesday that the late-night fire was completely extinguished with no injuries reported. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Firefighters have put out a fire that broke out on a high-rise in Dubai’s palm-shaped island, the latest in a string of blazes to race up multistory buildings in the skyscraper-packed city.

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.

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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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