There are no words for this. A massive fire has taken over The Address Hotel in Dubai, which was eerily close to the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Click inside for insane video.
All 63-stories of The Address Hotel in Dubai were covered in blazing flames on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. The fire broke out amidst the city’s New Year’s celebrations, including a major fireworks display. You have to see the video of this fire to believe it.
The fire that has the city of Dubai terrified on New Year’s Eve is one for the record books. It’s unclear how the fire started at the hotel, which also has residencies, and is located very close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 903 yards, reports the New York Post. The report also claims that the city was preparing to launch 1.6 tons of fireworks to wow spectators for New Year’s Eve. Click here to watch live coverage of the fire.
One witness claims an explosion was heard before the fire started, though that has yet to be verified by officials. The witness, Jaqueline Hurtado, a correspondent for CNN, described the sound as a “loud pop.”
In the video below you can see hoards of people running away from the fire on the streets of Dubai. A moment later the person taking the video pans to the building, which is completely engulfed in flames from the ground up. As expected, sirens can be heard echoing through the sky as authorities rush towards the fire.
People are running away! This is so horrific!!!!! Falling on people's houses pic.twitter.com/gq9AXEyTJr
— Atieh S (@AtiehS) December 31, 2015
In another video you can hear the distress and fear in the woman behind the camera’s voice as she documents the blaze, watch below:
The Address Dubai right now.. pic.twitter.com/eo0KGLYLLB
— Basil Al-Morad (@BasilAlMorad) December 31, 2015
You can see another video from one witness who live streamed the fire on their Periscope for just over 20 minutes. Click HERE to WATCH.
At the time this article was published it was unclear what started the blaze at the hotel, which reportedly started on the 20th floor. No injuries have been reported. Please stay tuned to HollywoodLife.com for updates as they come in.
Our thoughts are with the people of Dubai during this very scary time.