Fire in Mumbai: A massive fire broke out at a high-rise building in Mumbai’s Vile Parle area on Sunday evening. According to reports, the fire broke at Labh Shrivali building. There is no report of any casualties. The blaze erupted on the seventh and the eighth floors of the 13-storey Labh Shrivali building located in Vile Parle (W) around 7.10 pm, a Fire official said, adding that it was a level 3 fire. He said at least 8-10 fire engines have reached the spot along with water tankers.
Fire at Labh Shrivalli Building , Bajaj Road, Vile Parle west, Mumbai pic.twitter.com/75ITtEDtTT— Bijal Pandya (@BijalPandya3) December 22, 2019
Around 9 pm, the fire was brought under control.
The incident comes a day after reports suggested that the Mumbai Fire Brigade has issued notices to 208 buildings and business complexes that were found to be non-complaint during a fire safety inspection.
This year, from January to November, a total of 2,486 building structures were inspected by the fire brigade to check if fire fighting equipments were functional and norms were followed.
The fire department audits a particular building and points out all the areas that need improvement. A notice pointing out all the illegalities that need to be rectified is issued to the building.
Those who have not complied are prosecuted. The fire brigade’s data states that from 2015 to November 2019, 59 cases have been reported where the buildings have not complied with the norms within the stipulated time.