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Major fire in commercial building

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 04:20 IST

A major fire broke out in a commercial building located in Chembur on Thursday evening. According to officials from the Fire Brigade, the fire broke out on the sixth floor of the eight-story Center Point building at around 10.30 am.

At the time, the offices in the building had already resumed work for the day. The fire that started from the sixth floor spread to the floors above within minutes, causing a considerable amount of destruction.  

Five water tankers and eight fire brigade engines immediately rushed to the spot and rescued around 14 to15 persons stuck on the sixth floor offices. The fire control officers succeeded in dousing the fire in approximately two hours after evicting the building. The injured were rushed to Das private hospital in Chembur for treatment. There were no casualties according to the Fire Brigade officials.

“There were major injuries reported and the fire has destroyed the furniture and the electronics and other equipment of the offices completely. The reason of the fire is not known as police investigations are on,” said an official from the Fire Brigade.