New Delhi: One person is feared dead as a level-2 fire broke out on the 3rd floor of Churchill Chamber building on Merryweather Road near Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba on Sunday. Teams of fire brigade rushed to the spot and started fire-fighting operations. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise Yet Again | Check Rates in Various Metro Cities

At least 14 residents, feared trapped, have been rescued using fire-ladders and brought down safely. Also Read - Delhi: Major Fire Breaks Out at Automobile Service Centre in Uttam Nagar

“According to the preliminary information I’ve received, the fire took place on the third floor of the building and the rescue operations are underway, using a ladder. The cause of the fire is not yet known,” BMC ward officer, Nitin Arte told a portal. Also Read - Serum Institute Fire: Covishield Production Won’t be Affected, No Damage To Existing Stock, Says Poonawala

The police have cordoned off the busy Mereweather Road, after the blaze triggered panic among the locals and tourists.