A fire broke out at the MTNL building in Bandra West in Mumbai on Monday, July 22.The fire brigade said that more than 60 people have been rescued so far. No casualities have been reported yet.
14 fire engines have been called to the scene. The fire was first put under the level II (minor) category but it has now escalated to level IV (major).
#WATCH 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. Approximately 100 people are reportedly trapped on the terrace of the building. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/CVCAP8Tjj2— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
The nine-storey building is situated on SV Road in suburban Bandra. Most of the people are stuck on the third and fourth floor of the building.
The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet but many eyewitnesses said that they smelt burning wires before the fire began at around 4 PM.
The incident comes just a day after a fire broke out the Churchill Chamber building near the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai's Colaba.