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In pictures: Dubai Tamweel Tower fire

November 18, 2012

Authorities have confirmed that there were no casualties, and emergency services have contained the fire in Tamweel Tower. Antonie Robertson / The National
Authorities have confirmed that there were no casualties, and emergency services have contained the fire in Tamweel Tower. Antonie Robertson / The National
The residents of Tamweel Tower have been banned from re-entering their building for 24 hours. Antonie Robertson / The National
The residents of Tamweel Tower have been banned from re-entering their building for 24 hours. Antonie Robertson / The National
A fire gutted half of a residential tower block in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) early this morning. Christopher Ansara for The National
A fire gutted half of a residential tower block in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) early this morning. Christopher Ansara for The National
“The fire alarm went off at 2.30am and at first we thought they were just testing the system,” said Ildo Son, 37, from Korea. “Then we looked out of the window and saw lots of fire crews waving for us to come out.” Christopher Ansara for The Natio???
“The fire alarm went off at 2.30am and at first we thought they were just testing the system,” said Ildo Son, 37, from Korea. “Then we looked out of the window and saw lots of fire crews waving for us to come out.” Christopher Ansara for The Natio???
DMCC has arranged hotel accommodation for all affected Tamweel Tower residents. More than 30 people from Tamweel Tower have already checked in to the Bonnington Hotel, and another eight people are on the waiting list. Antonie Robertson / The National
DMCC has arranged hotel accommodation for all affected Tamweel Tower residents. More than 30 people from Tamweel Tower have already checked in to the Bonnington Hotel, and another eight people are on the waiting list. Antonie Robertson / The National
Workers start to clear debris from Tamweel Tower. Antonie Robertson / The National
Workers start to clear debris from Tamweel Tower. Antonie Robertson / The National
A man sweeps up debris this morning. Antonie Robertson / The National
A man sweeps up debris this morning. Antonie Robertson / The National
The blaze started on the roof of the 34-floor Tamweel Tower, and residents were evacuated around 2am as the fire spread down the facade of the building. Antonie Robertson / The National
The blaze started on the roof of the 34-floor Tamweel Tower, and residents were evacuated around 2am as the fire spread down the facade of the building. Antonie Robertson / The National