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Dubai's New Year's fireworks kick off amid tower blaze

Jon Gambrell (Associated Press) - December 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

DUBAI - A massive fireworks display kicked off for New Year's at the world's tallest tower in Dubai, while plumes of smoke billowed in the air from a fire raging at a nearby tower.

Tens of thousands of people whistled and cheered at the display taking place at the Burj Khalifa.

Meanwhile, teams of firefighters were working to put out a blaze that has engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel and residential building. At least 14 people were slightly injured and one person suffered a heart attack from the smoke and over-crowding during evacuation late yesterday.

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