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Fire rages in commercial building in Mumbai’s Worli, 12 firemen injured

While the fire was confined to the ground floor of the four-storey structure, the smoke engulfed the entire building within minutes as there was a stock of medicines and chemicals there.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2018 23:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Mumbai fire,Worli,firemen injured
Mumbai, India - Dec. 29, 2018: Fire breaks out in Sadhana house near BDD Chawl,Worli in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, December 29, 2018. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Twelve firemen of the Mumbai Fire Brigade were injured while fighting a major blaze that broke out at a commercial building in the Sadhana Mills compound, behind Worli’s BDD Chawls, on Saturday.

Local residents helped evacuate several people from the corporate offices in the compound.

While the fire was confined to the ground floor of the four-storey structure, the smoke engulfed the entire building within minutes. All the firemen were hospitalised for suffocation. Chief Fire Officer P Rahangdale said, “The fire was confined to a stock of medicines and chemicals on the ground floor. The smoke is from the burning chemicals.”

As of late Saturday night, 14 fire engines and nine water tankers were fighting the blaze.

Another fire was reported at an under-construction building near Kamala Mills. There were no casualties.

First Published: Dec 29, 2018 23:41 IST