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Another fire in Dubai

Emirati authorities close down the road in front of the Tiger Tower after a fire broke out on the building’s 53rd floor in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Aug 6. (AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug 6, (Agencies): A fire broke out Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world’s tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood.

Authorities quickly extinguished Sunday’s fire at the Tiger Tower and said it injured no one. But it rattled nerves after Friday’s fast-burning inferno at the Torch Tower, which is across the street. The fire Sunday began on clothes left on a balcony on the tower’s 53rd floor, said Capt Amer Abdulwahab al-Qahtani of the Dubai Civil Defense.

He said investigators believe either an improperly disposed cigarette or combustion caused by the late morning heat, which was a sunny 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit), ignited the blaze.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, al-Qahtani said. The Dubai Media Office, a government agency, said the “minor fire” caused no injuries.

Early on Friday, an intense fire raged in the 86-story Torch Tower nearby. It was the second time in 2-ó years that the more than 1,100-foot-tall (335 meters) tower has been ravaged by fire The Torch, located in Dubai’s popular waterfront Marina district, also caught fire in February 2015. There were no major casualties reported in either blaze.

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