Fire Breaks out at a Five- Storey Residential Building in Mumbai, 9 people Rescued :- A major fire broke out in a five- storey residential building in the Grant Road area of Mumbai on Sunday.
Fire Breaks out at a Five- Storey Residential
Reportedly, nearly 10 people managed to rush out of the premises on their own while at least nine people were rescued by the fire brigade team. Meanwhile, five people, including a fireman, suffered from suffocation while one fire-fighter received injuries on his hand.
After receiving a call about the blaze in the ‘Aditya Arcade’ building around 6 am, the fire brigade team along with police and ambulances rushed to the spot.
According to the fire brigade official, as the blaze erupted, thick smoke engulfed the premises. Some of those present there complained of suffocation after they inhaled the smoke. He said, “It was a level-3 fire. We rescued nearly nine people. No casualty has been reported so far.”
The official also told that the blaze engulfed the ground and first floors of the building, while 10 fire engines, 15 water tankers, 10 jumbo tankers, four quick response vehicles, a rescue van, and two turn-table ladders were pressed into service.
Fire Breaks out in Mumbai Building
The official further added that out of the nine rescued, two were stranded on the second floor and were brought out with the help of an Angus ladder, while four persons were rescued from the building’s terrace and three from the third floor of the building.
He said, “Five persons, including a fireman, suffered from suffocation, while one fireman received injuries on his hand during the rescue operation. All the six were rushed to hospitals.” Of these six, three persons, Dilip Choudhary (40), Ashok Choudhary (23) and Bharat Choudhary (23), were rushed to the state-run JJ Hospital after they complained of suffocation. Meanwhile, their condition is reported to be stable
He told that since the smoke and heat made the rescue operations difficult, the fire brigade used battery-operated tools to cut windows and grills to get inside. Thermal imaging cameras were also being used to locate the flames. He further added that the fire has been doused and the situation is under control now. He said, “The fire has been brought under control.”
Meanwhile, the cooling operation by the fire brigade is underway. However, the cause of the blaze was still not clear.