A level-4 fire broke out in the MTNL Building in Mumbai's Bandra on Monday, with more than 100 people were feared trapped on the terrace of the tower. At least 14 fire tenders are present at the spot. Chief fire officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade said all people have been rescued.
Visuals on TV channels showed smoke billowing from the building and people on the terrace trying to signal those below.
Mumbai: A level 4 fire has broken out in MTNL Building in Bandra, 14 fire tenders are present at the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/e7NRsYH7O3— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
Reports suggest the fire broke out around 3 pm at the MTNL exchange building at SV Road in suburban Bandra. Fire engines have been rushed to the spot, an fire department official said, adding there were no reports yet of anyone being injured in the incident. The fire is confined to the 3rd and 4th floors of the nine-storey building, initial reports suggest.
As it is a working day, many persons, mostly MTNL employees, were present inside the building, he said. Fourteen fire engines and other equipment, including a robot van and an ambulance, is engaged in fire fighting, he said.
Mumbai: Fire fighting operations underway in Bandra where a level 4 fire has broken out in MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) building. 14 fire tenders are present. People trapped in the building are being evacuated, approximately 100 people are reportedly trapped. pic.twitter.com/d1satP1byT— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
Fire is confined on third and fourth floor of the ground plus nine-floor building," the official said.
Fire fighting and rescue operations is in progress and efforts to rescue people stranded on upper floors and terrace of the building are on, he said.