Last update: October 08, 2022, 8:56 PM IST
As many as 33 people have been rescued after a major fire broke out at the Rail View MIG Society in the New Tilak Nagar area of Chembur suburb of Mumbai on Saturday afternoon. The fire at a 12-story residence was extinguished after three hours and no one was injured, an official said.
Firefighters received a call about the incident around 2:43 p.m. and it was completely doused by 5:50 p.m., the official added. The fire was declared level 2. Two fire engines, a giant water tanker and an ambulance were sent to the scene for rescue and rescue.
Around 33 people were rescued from various locations such as parapet walls, bedrooms, terraces and stairs. The fire has been brought under control, BMC said, according to news agency ANI.
According to an official, it was a 12-storey plus stilt basement building where the fire was reported. The flames were confined to electrical wiring, garbage and discarded household materials inside an open flue extending from the ground to the top floor and the wooden door at terrace level, he said. .
The staircase was filled with smoke and fire personnel rescued 33 people, some of whom were trapped on ledges outside windows, he said.
The exact reason for the fire has not yet been determined, the official added.
(With PTI inputs)
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