Massive fire broke out at a residential building in Central Mumbai's Parel area on Monday. Following the news of fire outbreak, Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel, four fire tenders along with a team of police and BEST Supply and Ward staffers rushed to the spot. The fire in the three-storey building, Iqbal Mansion, started at around 4 pm and was extinguished within half an hour.
“Our control room got information about the fire in the residential building in Parel at 4.12 pm. Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel, four fire tenders, police, ambulance and BEST Supply and Ward staffers were mobilised and the fire was extinguished at 4.40 pm,” PTI quoted a fire department official as saying.
The official further said that no one was reported killed or injured and the exact cause of the fire was not yet known.
According to eyewitnesses, a thick smoke was seen billowing out of the house and people living in the neighbouring buildings rushed outside.
This was the second major fire incident in Parel, an upscale area, in the last five days. On August 22, a massive blaze in a high-rise building - Crystal Tower, in the same area had claimed four lives and injured 21 others.
(With inputs from PTI)