Mumbai Highrise Fire: Fire brigades have started fire-fighting operations
A major fire broke out
on the top floor of a high rise in Mumbai's Worli area. Fire brigades have started fire-fighting operations and no casualties have been reported so far. Reports suggest the top two floors of the building are the ones affected. According to reports, the fire started around 2 pm on the 33rd floor of the building. Actor Deepika Padukone, who has her residence on one floor of the building, and office on another, was not in when the fire started, according to sources quoted by news agency Press Trust of India. "Our staff & Fire Brigade is on the spot for assistance. They are trying their best to douse the fire and provide necessary help to people there," Mumbai Police said in a tweet. The fire was initially characterised as a 'Level-II', but now falls in 'level-III' category.
Here are the live updates of fire at highrise in Mumbai's Worli:
Actor Deepika Padukone tweets, "I am safe.Thank You everyone.Let us pray for our firefighters who are at site risking their lives..."
Six fire engines and five jumbo tankers and a hydraulics platform and ambulance are present at the spot currently, according to news agency ANI.
Over 90-95 people have been rescued from the building so far
6 fire engines, 5 jumbo tankers, a hydraulics platform and an ambulance have been rushed to the spot .
Reports suggest the fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the building and the top two floors are badly affected.
The blaze started on the third floor of the I-T office located in multi-storeyed Scindia House and efforts are on to douse it