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BREAKING: Huge fire in Dubai hotel skyscraper

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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Soloprotocol

Most sprinkler systems are control mode.

They are there to help contain the fire in one area. The firefighters are the ones that usually put out the fire.

And this is assuming the building has a sprinkler system. We don't know what the building codes in Dubai are like. If they even enforce having a sprinkler system.

That's a shame.


as reported the fire started from the outside not from the inside that's why it's spreading fast because of the cladding




posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Dr UAE
as reported the fire started from the outside not from the inside that's why it's spreading fast because of the cladding


Would you not need an accelerant for that? I would think that the cladding would not be combustible.


edit on 31-12-2015 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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A very modern sky scraper with the kind of fires seen here, it seems unlikely to have a simple, non provoked cause to me.
Hope everyone gets out safely.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Dr UAE
as reported the fire started from the outside not from the inside that's why it's spreading fast because of the cladding


Would you not need an accelerant for that? I would think that the cladding would not be combustible.



sorry couldn't understand what you mean not my mother tongue , could you clarify



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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Some more specific info about the building.

Skyscraper Center



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Dr UAE

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Dr UAE
as reported the fire started from the outside not from the inside that's why it's spreading fast because of the cladding


Would you not need an accelerant for that? I would think that the cladding would not be combustible.



sorry couldn't understand what you mean not my mother tongue , could you clarify


I believe the poster is asking if any kind of additional fuel (i.e. accelerant) such as petrol, kerosene, etc... would be needed to ignite the building material.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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last report from dubai
14 small casualties
1 moderate
1 heart attack dew to stampead and the spread of smoke
no children casualties



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: Djarums

Looking at the additional close-up pics, it seems the falling debris (which was on fire) from the 20th story flashpoint ignited the items on the ground floor. It could also explain the view of the outside of the building on fire as each floor has an open air deck. As flaming debris fell, it could have landed on each level of those open decks, igniting the materials there (chairs, tables, etc..) giving the impression the side of the building is on fire.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa

originally posted by: Dr UAE

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Dr UAE
as reported the fire started from the outside not from the inside that's why it's spreading fast because of the cladding


Would you not need an accelerant for that? I would think that the cladding would not be combustible.



sorry couldn't understand what you mean not my mother tongue , could you clarify


I believe the poster is asking if any kind of additional fuel (i.e. accelerant) such as petrol, kerosene, etc... would be needed to ignite the building material.


I can't confirm but claddings are blamed so many times , probably because of what their made of



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Is that an elevator shaft or fire escape on fire in that picture? It looks like a vertical line of fire up through all those floors. If that is the case, it doesn't seem like an accident to me.


Insurance fire? Do they have those in Dubai like we do in the US?



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: dogstar23

originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Is that an elevator shaft or fire escape on fire in that picture? It looks like a vertical line of fire up through all those floors. If that is the case, it doesn't seem like an accident to me.


Insurance fire? Do they have those in Dubai like we do in the US?


I dought it , this hotel has a high revenue yearly



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: redchad

Please, can we NOT bring 9/11 into this conversation about a current building fire, 1/2 a world away?

And just keep living in the LIES we're told??? That's EXACTLY the problem. We just want to sweep things under a rug, while hoping they magically get better. Meanwhile, there's another Bush in office, pushing the same "unite to fight the terrorists" crap.

Why do people not want to bring 911 into this current situation. Fire melting steel was the 911 alibi!

We're talking treason, crimes against humanity, and a whole bunch of heinous acts. And, you don't want to talk about it??? You don't want to discuss the biggest lie of our generation, that changed our world, forever??? You just want to continue sleeping and not have to deal with REALITY?

Need i remind you, 3,000 plus 100's of thousands of lives were lost, based on a LIE!

I'm sorry, but i find that more disrespectful than someone changing a wikipedia page.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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To the people in this thread that tell people to stop talking about 9/11, seeing a skykscraper on fire:

How dare people to mention the 9/11 tale on a official government side like ATS...


The first i and others had to think of was 9/11 after getting the news about that incident.
It´s not the fault of the people that are remembered to 9/11, which then talk about the 9/11 towers, it´s the fault of the evil individuals that aren´t able to present a believable story to hide their crimes.

Btw, if the Dubai building will collapse(i bet it won´t), we just have to look who´s insurance is covering the incident!



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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from Dubai authorities , the fire has been controlled 90% and the celebrations are going to be on time



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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This is where the fire started:





twitter.com...

to keep it in the ATS realm:

It looks like an Illuminated American Lantern that flew in the building just like an emergency code that probably has been predicted by an 80's movie.


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edit on 31-12-2015 by Dumbass because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Dr UAE

That's hard to believe watching the live cam, the fire is growing on the wind side at the moment.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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Cost-conscious developers have left a legacy of fire risk in many of the United Arab Emirates’ iconic high-rise towers. Many fear this legacy will soon cost lives.

Around 70 percent of the UAE’s high-rise buildings are thought to be covered in aluminium composite panels, which have been favoured by developers keen to keep costs down without compromising aesthetics. The problem with the panels is that the thermoplastic core sandwiched in their centre is highly flammable and causes fire to spread rapidly up and down the building.

The panels are thought to be responsible for the spread of several high-rise fires in Dubai and Sharjah over the last 18 months, including the April fire at the Al Haffeez Tower and the fire that gutted the Tamweel Tower in Dubai in November.


Link



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Dumbass
This is where the fire started:

twitter.com...

to keep it in the ATS realm:

It looks like an Illuminated American Lantern that flew in the building just like an emergency code that probably has been predicted by an 80's movie.


Heh. Here we call them Chinese lanterns.
Or was that a joke. I couldn't find the tweet you are referring to.


edit on 12/31/2015 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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Am watching the fireworks now.
The most surreal thing I have ever seen.
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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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The fireworks displays have gone ahead, talk about good taste!!!



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