Fire breaks out near Dubai’s New Year’s fireworks display

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Crews are battling flames at a hotel in Dubai. The fire broke out shortly after a New Year's Eve firework display.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fire broke out in a residential building near Dubai’s massive New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which ran up at least 20 stories of the building near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Burning debris rained down from the building as firetrucks raced to the scene. It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded in the blaze.