Dubai torch tower fire
Image of the Torch tower in flames. Pic/Twitter

The 79-storey Torch tower near Dubai Marina had caught fire and firefighters immediately reached the spot to douse the flames, the Dubai Media Office said in the wee hours of Friday.

The Civil Defence Office said the building was successfully evacuated and the emergency responders were trying to bring the fire under control.

The Torch was the site of a fire back in February 2015 too. When it was built in 2011, the Torch was the world's tallest residential tower.

Meanwhile, severals video posted on the social media have shown a line of fire up one side of the building and falling flaming debris.