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Skyscraper catches fire in Dubai

Posted: 1:13 PM, Dec 31, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-31 21:22:47Z
A massive fireworks display kicked off for New Year's at the world's tallest tower in Dubai, while plumes of smoke billowed in the air from a fire raging at a nearby tower.
 
Tens of thousands of people whistled and cheered at the display taking place at the Burj Khalifa.
 
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which ran up at least 20 stories of the building near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper at 828 meters (905 yards).
 
Firefighters were working to put out a blaze that has engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel and residential building. At least 14 people were slightly injured and one person suffered a heart attack from the smoke and over-crowding during evacuation late Thursday.
 
Dubai used 1.6 tons of fireworks for their display.