Major fire breaks out in Andheri East in Mumbai, no casualties reported
The fire took place around 11.30 am on the second floor of Rolta company and was confined to the server room.Updated: Feb 13, 2020 17:26 IST
A major fire broke out in a commercial building in Andheri Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) on Thursday morning. However, no injuries had been reported till late afternoon. The fire is yet to be doused and search operation was underway to rescue anybody possibly trapped inside at the time of the publishing of the report.
The fire started around 11.30 am on the second floor of Rolta India Limited, an Indian multinational, which was confined to the server room. The building is a ground plus three-storey commercial structure, which serves as the registered head office of the information technology and services company.
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A senior fire official said the fire quickly escalated to level three, which is considered to be major. Eight fire engines and six jumbo tankers were being used to douse the fire. Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale said, “Four fire fighting jets are in operation with breathing apparatus set as heavy smoke is filled in the entire premise of the structure. Simultaneously, search operation is going on for any trapped persons.”
The fire officer added that the firefighters were facing difficulties due to intense heat and heavy smoke made worse by the lack of ventilation in the building
“Due to aluminium cladding, glass facade and no ventilation, situation is still intense. Firefighters are fighting fire from inside as well as outside, using special appliances and donning breathing apparatus sets,” Rahangdale said.
Further details are awaited.