Deepika Padukone 'Safe', Prays For Firemen After Mumbai High-Rise Fire

Fire in a multi-storey residential building in Mumbai.

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Fire in the Beaumonde Towers residential building in Mumbai's Prabha Devi


Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. Fire in a high rise residential complex in Mumbai
  2. Fire started on the top floor of the building, no one has been injured
  3. Over 90 residents have been evacuated safely

A fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon on the top floor of a high-rise building in south Mumbai's posh Prabhadevi area, where actor Deepika Padukone lives. The fire was contained after five hours. Reports suggest no one was injured. More than 90 residents of the building were evacuated safely.

Ms Padukone, who has her residence in one floor of the 34-storey Beaumonde Towers, and her office in another, was not in when the fire started, reported news agency Press Trust of India quoting sources. Her home and office both are safe.

The actor reassured fans with a tweet:


Reports suggest the blaze started around 2 pm on the 33rd floor of the building. Eyewitnesses said the top two floors are badly affected. It is not known yet what caused the fire.

At least 10 fire engines, two quick response vans and five water tankers have been pressed into service to douse the fire.

This is the third major fire incident in Mumbai this month.

Earlier this month, fire broke out at the Income Tax office in South Mumbai. It started on the third floor of the I-T office, located in the multi-storeyed Scindia House.No casualties were reported.

On June 9, a massive fire broke out inside Patel Chambers in Mumbai's Fort area. Two firefighters were injured after part of the building collapsed due to fire.

In October last year, a massive fire broke out at Le Mer building in Bandra, where a number of celebrities stay, including the mother of actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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