Last Updated: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:55 pm (KSA) 09:55 am (GMT)

Dubai police deny rumor of fire at Burj Khalifa

Dubai police denied rumor of fire at Burj Khalifa after residents reported of heavy clouds surrounding the tower’s midsection as billowing smoke. (Al Arabiya)
Dubai police denied rumor of fire at Burj Khalifa after residents reported of heavy clouds surrounding the tower’s midsection as billowing smoke. (Al Arabiya)

Head of Dubai police, Lieutenant Ali Ghanim, has denied rumors of a fire in the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, late Saturday night.

Ghanim said heavy clouds created a hollow that were mistaken for smoke, the Dubai-based Emarat Al-Youm reported.

Social media was abuzz on Saturday night about the alleged fire and people rushed to take pictures with their smart phones, thinking that it was smoke wafting from the midsection of the tower. However, employees working in the building said that there were no problems and that the situation was stable.

Dubai’s civil defense and police said that during cloudy days, they receive many reports from people about the Burj Khalifa being on fire.

Burj Khalifa is also the tallest manmade structure in the world, standing at 829.84 meter (2,723 ft) height.

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