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DUBAI // Dense, low hanging fog was to blame for a false alarm last night causing some to fear the Burj Khalifa was on fire.

A cloud behind the Burj Khalifa looks like smoke from a fire in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National  Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/fog-misleads-dubai-residents-into-thinking-burj-khalifa-on-fire#ixzz2IsL9RjbM Follow us: @TheNationalUAE on Twitter | thenational.ae on Facebook
A cloud behind the Burj Khalifa looks like smoke from a fire in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/fog-misleads-dubai-residents-into-thinking-burj-khalifa-on-fire#ixzz2IsL9RjbM Follow us: @TheNationalUAE on Twitter | thenational.ae on Facebook

Rumours began on Twitter and the internet yesterday evening as the top of the building appeared to be shrouded in smoke.

One user on Twitter posted: “Heard that burj khalifa is on fire, is this true or just a rumor?#burjkhalifa”.

Another wrote: “Fire at #BurjKhalifa – hope everyone is fine”.

Police confirmed there was no fire and security at the world’s tallest building confirmed it was just fog. Fire trucks had been to the site according to security at the Armani Hotel but soon left. More info

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