Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai's fort area

Staff Correspondent | Published: 09:57, Jun 09,2018


A fire breaks out inside Patel Chambers in Fort area in Indian city of Mumbai early Saturday.--NDTV photo

A massive fire broke out inside Patel Chambers in Fort area of Indian commercial hub Mumbai around 4:30am on Saturday.

Around 16 fire engines were rushed to the spot as level-3 fire became level-4.

Two firefighters also got injured after part of the building collapsed due to fire, reports NDTV.

The operations to put out fire are underway and Chief Fire Officer told news agency ANI that the situation is under control.

Two firefighters had minor injuries and everyone else is safe, said the officer.

‘We deployed 16 fire engines, 11 tankers and 150 fire officers. Situation is under control,’ he said, adding, ‘The cause of fire is a matter of investigation as building was completely vacant,’ he added.

This is the second incident of major fire in the Fort area in last 10 days. A huge fire broke out at the Income Tax office in South Mumbai's Scindia House on last Friday. No casualties were reported in the incident. People who were trapped inside were rescued by fire tenders.

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