About 24:00 (local time), authorities of Dubai have informed that firemen are in control of 90% of burned area in the Address Downtown hotel.
According to preliminary data, as a result of fire one person died and another 14 were poisoned by combustion products.
Guests evacuated from a burning building, telling journalists about a clear and coordinated work of the rescue services and staff. They note that inside the building there was no panic.
A fire in a 63-storey Address Downtown hotel broke out a few hours before the New year celebrations. The building is located in an area which is traditionally held events for the occasion. The building was occupied by guests and the townspeople, hoping to see the fireworks from the observation platform.
The fire covered at least 20 floors of the hotel.
The city government decided to cancel celebrations.