Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out in Patel Chambers, two firefighters injured

09 June 2018, 11:25 AM
Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out in Patel Chambers, two firefighters injured (ANI Photo)
Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out in Patel Chambers, two firefighters injured (ANI Photo)

A massive fire broke out inside a commercial building in Mumbai's Fort area on Saturday morning. Over a dozen firefighters were rushed to the spot to extinguish the level-4 fire inside Patel Chambers.

At least two fire brigade personnel got injured after a part of the building collapsed due to the fire.

The official from the fire department said that the fire started at around 4 am in the ground-plus-five-storey building, which was unoccupied for the past nearly five years.

Luckily, no one was trapped inside the building when the fire broke out, the official confirmed, adding that the cause of the blaze was not immediately known.

"Two firefighters had minor injuries, rest everybody is safe. We deployed 16 fire engines, 11 tankers, and 150 fire officers, the situation is under control. Cause of the fire is a matter of investigation as the building was completely vacant," Mumbai's chief fire officer told the reporters.

This was the second major fire in Mumbai in this month. Earlier on June 1, a massive fire had engulfed Scindia House near Income Tax office in city's Ballard estate. In the blaze, five persons were trapped but rescued with minor injuries by firefighters after an hours-long operation.

First Published: Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:58 AM
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