Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Dadar skyscraper, no casualties reported

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A large fire accidentally broke out on the 22nd floor of the RA Residency, a residential building in Dadar, in central Mumbai, on Thursday night.

So far no victims have been reported. The fire started mainly on the 22nd floor of the building at 8:00 p.m., and then spread to other parts of the building, causing the eruption of gases and clouds of smoke. Firefighters rushed to the scene immediately to control the fire. The fire was initially confined to an electrical panel on the 22nd floor of the 42-story building.

The fire emerged as a level 2 (medium) category at first, but it expanded and took the form of a major level (level 4) fire within hours, PTI reported citing an official.

It should be noted that the building’s fire system was not working, which aggravated the situation. Also, there was no fire alarm system in the building. In order to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured, four ambulances were also present at the scene of the accident.

The building’s firefighters required a total of 16 fire trucks, two fire trucks, a 90-meter-high crane and other equipment to put out the fire. The fire operation was carried out under the supervision of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Fire Chief, two Additional Fire Chiefs and other senior officials. Four ambulances were also at the scene, the official added.

Notably, this is the second fire incident in the metropolitan city on the same day. A similar fire broke out in Andheri East, Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. A day ago on Wednesday a fire broke out in a 29-story building in Mumbai.

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