Blaze at Mumbai mall doused after 56 hours



The fire at the City Centre Mall in Mumbai Central area broke out on the second floor of the basement-plus-three- storey structure at 8:50 pm on Thursday.

Nearly 56 hours after a fire broke out, fire personnel doused it early Sunday morning, an official said.

“It was a Level-5 (massive) blaze and was doused around 5 am on Sunday,” a fire brigade official said.

It is one of the longest fire-fighting operations in the city in recent times.

Around 14 fire engines and 17 jumbo tankers were engaged in the operation.

Five fire brigade personnel, including a deputy fire officer, received injuries during the fire-fighting operation, but all of them are stable and discharged from hospitals, the official said.

Initially, the fire was categorised as Level-1 (minor), but later classified as Level-5 after flames spread to other parts of the building, he said.

Over 3,500 people from an adjacent residential high-rise were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

The Mumbai Fire Brigade had given a brigade call, in which they call fire engines from all agencies in the city. (PTI)


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