On Thursday, a 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai, the Address Downtown, burst into flame. Nearby, at the Burj Khalifa, a fireworks display heralded the new year. On Friday morning, the Associated Press reports, smoke continued to billow from the Address as firefighters continued working to contain the fire.
UPDATE 02/21: According to Gulf News, firefighters brought the blaze under control at around 4:24 a.m. local time. 10 residents of the tower suffered from smoke inhalation, but no casualties or major injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Foul play is not currently suspected.
The small staff of Boston.com, the breaking-news site associated with The Boston Globe, is still reeling from weeks of internal unrest stemming from a series a viral posts about a Harvard professor and a Chinese restaurant published in early December, which resulted in a retraction, some disciplinary actions, and a suspension for one staffer. The turmoil’s latest casualty, however, involves a previously unrelated party: a young journalist who was about to start a fellowship at BuzzFeed.