DUBAI, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Business Central Tower A in Dubai's Internet city caught fire on Wednesday, triggering a mass evacuation of office employees by Dubai Police who also closed access into the building for fire brigade teams and emergency crews.
Business Central Tower A in the free zone in Dubai's Internet City is a 265 meter high, 53-storey building. Scores of civil defense cars and ambulance vehicles have rushed to the scene.
No news about the cause of the fire and or possible victims was available until 3 pm.
Office employee Linda B. who was in the tower when the fire erupted tweeted that the blaze might have started in an electrical room on the ninth floor of the building.
"There was a lot of smoke in the fire staircase when we went down," she tweeted, attaching a short video clip showing hundreds of evacuated office employees flooding the streets in front of the building with civil defense cars at the scene.
During the past 12 months, several high-rise buildings caught fire throughout the United Arab Emirates, causing multi-million dollar damage.
Most of the injured individuals complained of smoke inhalation, however no deaths were reported.