A level-III fire broke out at a residential building on Prabhadevi’s Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Mumbai on Wednesday, ANI reported. Firefighters are trying to douse the blaze that reportedly started on the top floor of the building.
At least 10 fire tenders, five tankers and two hydraulic platforms were present at BeauMonde Towers in Worli to help put off the fire. Police personnel and ambulances were also present.
The fire has been contained to the 32nd and 33rd floors, a statement from the fire and emergency services department said. Around 90 people have been rescued from the building, Fire Services Chief P Rahangdale said. No casualties have been reported yet.
The fire has reportedly spread to another side of the building, according to Mumbai Mirror. Shiv Sena corporator Kishori Pednekar alleged that the building security had tried to douse the fire on their own initially. It was only after they couldn’t manage to extinguish the fire, they alerted the fire department, she said.
A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation volunteer, Dilipa Yadav, told Firstpost that this was the third incident of fire at the building. The high-rise caught fire twice when it was under construction, Yadav said.
Actor Deepika Padukone is among the residents of the building, NDTV reported.
Mumbai’s fire safety measures have been under the scanner since a massive fire killed 14 people in the city’s Kamala Mills compound in December. On June 1, a massive fire broke out at Mumbai’s Scindia House, that has the office of the Income Tax department, in Ballard Estate. On June 9, a part of Patel Chambers in Mumbai’s Fort area collapsed after a blaze engulfed the building.