Dubai: More than 80 per cent of the apartments at The Torch tower that caught fire on Saturday are now accessible.

A massive fire engulfed the 86-storey tower at Dubai Marina early Saturday morning. Out of 676 apartments, 101 are still inaccessible and the affected residents have been given temporary accommodation, Oman Insurance Company, the insurer of The Torch tower, said in a statement on Monday.

“A loss adjuster was assigned and, as soon as Saturday, alternative accommodation was arranged to support the families in distress,” Patrick Choffel, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Insurance Company, said.

The affected residents have been given temporary accommodation at Gloria Hotel, Media One Hotel and Marriott Hotel for up to seven days from the date of the fire. After seven days, owners and residents who are not still allowed to occupy their flat for safety reasons will need to find alternative accommodation and arrange for it themselves.

Tim Crowe, Kingfield Owner Association Manager, said: “Kingfield appreciates the immediate action taken by Oman Insurance to appoint a loss adjuster who was on site within a couple of hours and also to approve our requests for compensation for emergency accommodation for our residents. We have confidence that Oman Insurance will continue to assist us with reasonable settlement of valid claims under the terms of the insurance policy.”