Residential skyscraper in Dubai catches fire in dense area

July 20, 2016 12:25 PM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A residential skyscraper in Dubai caught fire on Wednesday in the densely populated Marina district, sending columns of smoke into the air and pieces of the building’s facade tumbling below.

The afternoon blaze engulfed the upper floors of the Sulafa Tower. The fire quickly spread to other floors and the sides of the building with flames engulfing more than 30 stories and scorching the exterior of the building. It appeared to have spread to the interiors of some of the apartments, as we...

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