A Massive Hotel Fire in Dubai

Flames tore through a 63-story skyscraper as revelers gathered for New Year's Eve celebrations.

A massive fire engulfed the Address Hotel, a skyscraper in downtown Dubai, on Thursday as the city prepared to ring in the new year. The cause of the blaze, which broke out near the site of planned New Year’s Eve fireworks, was not immediately clear.

Social media reports show flames and smoke billowing from the side of the building facing the Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest building.

Dubai’s police chief told Agence France-Presse that all of the residents from the hotel had been evacuated. No casualties were immediately reported.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.