Mumbai: Major fire breaks out near Mahalaxmi temple; no casualties

A major fire broke out on Saturday afternoon in a residential building at Mahalaxmi at around 3.24 pm.

Mahalaxmi fireThe fire which broke out at the residential building. 

Fire department confirmed that it’s a priority 2 call.

Fire control officials confirmed that the fire started on the fourth floor of Tirupati Apartment. While the department has sent a total of 16 vehicles including eight fire engines five tankers and three ambulances, no casualties were reported until now.

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The multistory apartment is located at busy Bhulabhai Desai road of Mahalaxmi area opposite the famous Mahalaxmi Temple. Fire officials confirmed that they are trying to douse the fire.

Mahalaxmi fireMahalaxmi fire.. Pic/Mumbai Fire department

Confirming the massive fire, PS Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer of the Mumbai Fire Department said that while the first call regarding the fire was reported at 3.24pm, two confirmatory messages were passed on at 3.37pm and 3.46pm respectively.

"The tower is ground plus fourteen story residential structure and currently fire is on fourth and fifth floors. A total of three lines are operational to douse the fire. One deputy fire officer, two additional deputy fire officers and four station officers are on spot overlooking the operations," he added.

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