Smoke continued to emit from a skyscraper in Dubai following a fire on New Year’s Eve, with at least 16 injured as of Friday morning. The fire broke out around 21:30 local time on Thursday at the Address Downtown Dubai hotel, close to the world's tallest building, the iconic Burj Khalifa, and near the site of a planned fireworks show. Many of the nearly 10,000 people watching the fireworks and residents from adjacent neighborhoods caught sight of the fire. "We were really shocked because it was burning right up the building all the way. And we came to see if the fireworks were going to be going, and the lights were turned off. So we went back to the flat. We were scared, there were explosions, and we didn’t know what was happening," recalled Susan, a resident. Local media said that the fire started from the exterior of the 20th floor of the 63-story hotel, and the fire control systems prevented the fire from reaching the building interior. Debris was seen falling off the building. "The police and the other civil authorities seemed to get here in good time, but I was amazed at the pace of the fire — (it) went up to the left hand side of the building," recalled Raymond, a British tourist. Some 16 guests from the hotel were slightly injured as the entire building was being evacuated. Firefighters and police have set up a perimeter prohibiting access by the media and the public. In February of 2015, a similar accident occurred at the Torch in Marina district, one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, resulting in damage to the building exterior that has still not been repaired. More on: http://newscontent.cctv.com/NewJsp/news.jsp?fileId=334548 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmv5DbNpxH8X2eQxJBqEjKQ CCTV+ official website: http://newscontent.cctv.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CCTV/756877521031964 Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewsContentPLUS