Mumbai City Centre Mall Fire: 2 Injured, 3500 Rescued; Firefighting Operation Underway | Latest Updates
According to fire brigade officials, the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
New Delhi: Two fire personnel were injured during the firefighting operation at the City Centre Mall in Nagpada area of south Mumbai. Notably, a massive blaze had erupted in the mall last night at around 8.53 pm.
Speaking to reporters, a fire brigade official said that around 250-300 people were present inside the mall when the mishap happened, however, all of them were rescued safely.
24 fire engines, 16 jumbo tankers, and 250 fire brigade personnel were engaged in the operation to douse the flames at the ground plus four-storey mall, the official said.
This was the second fire in the city on Thursday. Earlier in the day, a fire had broken out in a garment factory at Kurla West. It was doused after more than two hours.
According to fire brigade officials, the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Locals said that the mall mainly houses shops selling mobile phone accessories.
Initially, it was categorized as level 1 (minor), later the fire was upgraded to level-5.
On the other hand, a 55-storey building adjacent to the mall was evacuated and its residents have been shifted to nearby grounds for safety purposes.
Published:Fri, October 23, 2020 7:35am | Updated:Fri, October 23, 2020 8:12am