Mumbai: Residents douse flames in 20 mins after fire hits Mukesh Ambani's Antilla

The flames had been doused by the time the fire brigade arrivedThe flames had been doused by the time the fire brigade arrived

A fire broke out on the ninth floor of Mukesh Ambani's house Antilia on Altmount Road yesterday night. The fire, which started from the garden area around 9 pm, was doused by residents with the help of the building's fire-fighting equipment, within 20 minutes.

A fire brigade official said, "We sent three fire engines and a water tanker to the spot. But by the time our team reached the spot, the residents had doused the flames. They also disconnected the building's power supply as a precautionary measure. No one was injured."

Another official said, "Since it's a high-rise, we sent the brigade's 90-m snorkel."

Rashmi Karandikar, DCP (operations), said, "The fire broke out on the ninth floor. of Antilia. The police and fire brigade reached the spot immediately."

A spokesperson of Reliance Industries Limited said, "The situation was quickly brought under control. The cause of fire is being investigated."

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  • mukesh11-Jul-2017

    You mean to say that that ugly structure did not have any automatic fire sprinkler / water valves at all. Glad the neighbours were there to help...

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