Intense Blaze Breaks Out At Luxury Hotel In Dubai

The high-rise fire began to burn just as the new year arrived.
1:56 | 01/02/16

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We'll be bracing for that. Indra, thank you. Now to the towering inferno that broke out in dubai. Flames burning up the side of the luxury hotel. Crowds watching a fireworks display that went on as planned. Today, thick smoke pouring out of windows. David Wright on the investigation. Reporter: It was a blaze big enough to upstage the new year's fireworks at the world's tallest building. Starting at the 20th floor of the high-rise, quickly engulfing the whole building. About 16 injured, a miracle that no one was killed. We were at the 48th floor. Reporter: He had set up his cameras on the 48th floor of the hotel to catch the fireworks, only to be caught up in this. He put on the window washer's rig, and lowered himself over the edge. Calling friends and talking to rescuers. Those are his feet on the ledge. Investigators don't know what caused the fire, but it's the kind of thing that gives people nightmares in New York and other cities with tall buildings. Fire officials here say a high-rise fire is less likely to happen in our country. That's because our building codes are designed to prevent it. The building does not burn, it's only the contents inside the building that burns. Reporter: Eventually, he was led to rescue. In dubai today, the fire is mostly out, but the building, and so many questions, still smoldering. David, thank you. Across the U.S., the new

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