People run away as a fire engulfs The Address Hotel in downtown Dubai in the United Arab Emirates December 31, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Fire engulfed a 63-story skyscraper in downtown Dubai near the world's tallest building Thursday night, but the block was successfully evacuated and there were only light injuries, the emirate's police chief said.Tongues of flame shot skywards from one side of the luxury Address Downtown Dubai hotel and residential block, which stands across a plaza from the 830-meter Burj Khalifa tower where people were gathering for a spectacular fireworks display due to mark the start of the New Year. The Dubai government's media office said the blaze had started on the 20th floor, on the outside of the 300-meter tower, and that internal fire-fighting systems were operating to try to prevent it getting inside the hotel.The 160-story Burj Khalifa tower opened in 2010 and stands almost 830 meters (2,722 feet) tall.
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