Zen Tower fire started on ground flour, say police

Zen Tower fire started on ground flour, say police
Zen Tower's fire may have started on the ground floor.
Published: 24 May 2018 - 2:25 a.m.
By: Oscar Rousseau

A fire that ripped through Zen Tower in Dubai Marina is believed to have started on the ground floor, officials from the Civil Defense have reportedly said.

The inferno that caused significant damage to Zen Tower on 13 May could have started in a kitchen of a business on the ground floor, investigators told Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National.

Fire and rescue chief Brigadier Rashid Khalifa Buflasa is reported to have told local media that an unknown flammable substance caught alight and the blaze rapidly spread upwards.

The head of fire investigation at Dubai Police's forensics department, told The National that investigators believed the blaze could have been caused by "carelessness".

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, according to the Dubai Media Office.

The first five floors of Zen Tower are reported to have suffered the most damage, but the images posted on social media show the flames licking the upper floors of the mid-rise mixed-used building.

Construction Week has reached out to the Civil Defense for comment on the cause of the fire.


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