Dubai Fire for New Year’s

Smoke and flames pouring from a residential building, right, which also contains the Address Downtown Hotel, near the Burj Khalifa, centre, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday evening, Dec. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A massive fireworks display kicked off for New Year’s at the world’s tallest tower in Dubai, while plumes of smoke billowed in the air from a fire raging at a nearby tower.

Tens of thousands of people whistled and cheered at the display taking place at the Burj Khalifa.

Meanwhile, teams of firefighters were working to put out a blaze that has engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel and residential building. At least 14 people were slightly injured and one person suffered a heart attack from the smoke and over-crowding during evacuation late Thursday.


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