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Desc:Horrible fire at one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, the Torch Tower.
Category:Accidents & Explosions, News & Politics
Tags:fire, irony, inferno, skyscraper, dubai
Submitted:sasazuka
Date:02/20/15
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Comment count is 14
SolRo
So what are we going with?

design flaw

corrupt contractor skimping on construction

fire suppression system malfunction

rich idiot with collection of full gas cans?
infinite zest
Probably just some tenant who left the oven on or forgot to extinguish a cigarette. A place I lived in burned down less than a month after I moved out because my old housemate always had too much shit plugged into one socket. I do like your rich idiot theory however and would like to subscribe to your newsletter. 5 stars because at least as of now, no casualties have been reported.

SteamPoweredKleenex
Some easily suggestible tourist saw "Torch Tower" and took it as an invitation?

And really, how can one have "inferno" as a tag rather than "the towering inferno?"

SolRo
a properly designed and built sprinkler system should be able to handle a small fire in one apartment, IZ

infinite zest
Yeah I guess you're right. I've actually never lived in a place with sprinklers so I didn't think about that. Rich idiot it is!

SolRo
The fire is out and there were no injuries or deaths, looks like they got the evacuation systems right.

Oscar Wildcat
One witness on the Beeb reported seeing meter long panels that encased the building catching fire in the high winds. Presumably this is what carried the fire 20 floors up so quickly. Makes me wonder if the panels were made of aluminum (grin). Aptly named.

John Holmes Motherfucker
According to wikipedia, the Torch Tower opened in 2011. I have to believe that when one of the most elaborate buildings in the world catches fire less than four years after opening, something fucked up is happening.

memedumpster
I would have considered that maybe it was supposed to do that. It's called the Torch Tower and it's in Dubai, it almost seems an oversight that a twenty story torch wasn't built into it, visible from your private island shaped like Australia.

fedex
Geez it wasnt that horrible
Jet Bin Fever
It's really hard to tell from this video, but that building is fucking massive. To have 4-5 stories on fire is really significant.

That guy
for your total lack of imagination of what could be going on in there

Nominal
The fire trucks were blocked in traffic by the shit truck convoys.
dairyqueenlatifah
OHHHH LOOK AT THAT! IT DIDN'T COLLAPSE DID IT? THE WTC TOWERS WEREN'T EVEN AS TALL AND THEY COLLAPSED FROM A SUPPOSED "FIRE" HMMM? HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT ONE HUH HUH HUH? WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
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