Dubai's Civil Defense forces have brought a massive fire in Dubai Marina under control early Friday morning, with no injures reported.
The news came about two hours after the blaze engulfing Torch Tower was first reported.
The blaze appears to have broken out around 1 a.m. local time in Dubai. This is the second fire the tower has faced in just over two years, with the previous taking place in February of 2015.
The 86-storey (79 of which are above ground) building once held the record as the tallest residential structure in the world, shooting 336.8 meters into the sky. Flames and debris could be seen shooting from the building.
One witness told CNN that it appeared like 30 to 40 residences were affected by the early Friday morning blaze.
Images and videos of the fire are circulated on social media
Reports from Twitter suggested the flames were spreading
Videos showed the fire in full force
Nearby residents were woken by sirens from the emergency responders
Dubai Media Office quickly reported that civil defense forces were fighting the blaze
The fire's cause is still unknown. Dubai Media office reported quickly that the tower had been successfully evacuated.
The UAE has been plagued by a series of high-rise fires in the past couple years, leading the nation to begin implementing stricter building and fire codes. The highest-profile fire took place on New Year's Eve 2015, when the luxury Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai caught fire, burning into the New Year.