The gruesome fire broke out at the City Center Mall in Central Mumbai on Thursday. Two fire workers were injured in the accident. He is currently admitted to JJ Hospital, while all the people present at the mall were taken to safer places. Around 3500 people living in a 55 story orchid enclave near the shrine were also shifted as a precaution in the wake of the fire in the mall. The fire at the mall was declared a 'brigade call', as all the engines from across the city were dispatched to the spot to extinguish it.
The City Centre mall in Mumbai. Source: The Times of India
The fire was on the second floor, which also reached the third floor. To extinguish it, 16 jumbo water tankers were also dispatched along with 24 fire engines. At the time of writing the news, at least 250 officers were present, including the Chief Fire Officer and the firemen.
According to ward officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a shop was set on fire on the second floor of the mall. There was smoke after the fire. Fire crews opened the windows of the mall to take it out and reach the shop. This incident of fire also affected the traffic system, as the movement on both sides of the Bellasis Road was affected.
The injured firefighters have been identified as Shamrao Jalan Banjara, who is in the hospital. According to the disaster management officer, his condition is stable at the moment. On the other hand, Ramesh Prabhakar Chaugule has suffered injuries in his hand. Both have been discharged after treatment.
The official said that the fire broke out at around 8:53 pm at the City Center Mall in Mumbai. He said that on receipt of this information, ten fire engines and seven jetties were used to extinguish the fire. He said that there is no information about any injuries in it yet. He said, "Control over the fire is yet to be found." According to fire department officials, the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.