Mumbai mall fire: 2 fireman injured

(Source: @mybmc)

New Delhi (NVI): Two firefighters were injured and nearly 3,500 residents of neighbouring 55-storey building were shifted to a safer place today after a major fire erupted at a Mall in south Mumbai last night.

The firefighters were injured while trying to control the blaze at City Centre Mall in Nagpada in south Mumbai were operations are still underway.

According to the reports, the fire, which has now been declared Level 5, broke out at around 9 pm yesterday night.

At least 24 fire engines, 16 jumbo tankers and 250 fire brigade personnel are at the spot trying to control the blaze.

The residents from the neighbouring Orchid Enclave building were evacuated with the help of police and no casualties have been reported so far.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the fire was originally a level 1 that was reported at the mall last night but later escalated to level 3 and then level 5, following which more support from the fire brigade was called in at 2:41am today.

-RJV