According to officials, a big fire burst out in a building in Mumbai’s Worli Seaface neighbourhood on the evening of Tuesday.
“The incident came to light at the Benreez Apartment on Dr. R. G Thadani Marg, Worli Seaface, in the city’s Worli neighbourhood”, according to civic officials.
They also stated that “the fire information was received on Tuesday night about 10:39 p.m. After receiving the information, officials from the Mumbai Fire Brigade went to the scene and began combating the fire”.
According to the civic authority, “the fire was classified as a ‘Level-1’ fire by officials”.
“It was a minor fire reported in the basement of the building. No casualties were reported, and a few residents were safely evacuated by the first responders immediately,” Santosh Dhonde, assistant municipal commissioner, stated.
“The fire had been set to decorative elements in the basement and two-level construction. In addition to the Mumbai Fire Brigade, regional police and ward staff went to the scene”, According to officials, “no injuries have been reported as a result of the incident”.
More information is awaited.
The fire broke out in the basement of the Benreez Apartment on RG Thadani Marg in Worli Seaface.
“While no injuries were recorded, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation reported that six people were evacuated from the basement. The fire was reported at 10.39 p.m. on Tuesday and was rated as Level 2 at 10.46 p.m.”, an official said.
Within moments after the fire started, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) dispatched seven fire fighters and eight jumbo tankers. Five of the six people who were evacuated were men, while one was a woman. According to MFB officials, the fire was contained to 4,000 square feet on the lower level of the ground and two structures. The existence of plastic objects inside the basement, according to officials, has contributed to the fires.
“It was a minor blaze, and we are investigating the actual cause of the blaze,” said Ravindra Ambulgekar, chief fire officer.
The blaze was doused about 1 a.m. after a two-hour battle.
Several fire trucks have arrived in the area to put out the flames. Injury reports and the origin of the fire have yet to be established.