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Experts predict more devastating Dubai skyscraper fires

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 23, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Jan 22, 2016

The New Year’s Eve fire at The Address Downtown in Dubai shocked onlookers from around the world -- an entire 63-story skyscraper engulfed in flame while a holiday fireworks display took place nearby. But what’s really frightening about the fire is the fact that it’s not an isolated occurrence. In fact, it’s the eighth such fire to strike the United Arab Emirates in the past two decades, and experts say it’s not likely to be the last. The reason for these fast-spreading fires...




 

 

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The New Year’s Eve fire at The Address Downtown in Dubai shocked onlookers from around the world — an entire 63-story skyscraper engulfed in flame while a holiday fireworks display took place nearby. But what’s really frightening about the fire is the fact that it’s not an isolated occurrence. In fact, it’s the eighth such fire to strike the United Arab Emirates in the past two decades, and experts say it’s not likely to be the last.


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