Mumbai: A fire broke out at a showroom in Premson House opposite Breach Candy Hospital in Bhulabhai Desai Road on Friday. The fire was brought under control by the fire department and no casualties were reported in the incident. According to the fire brigade, it was a level 2 fire that took place around 2.30 pm.
As per fire officials, the fire was confined to two to three shops on the first floor of a ground and upper single-storeyed structure. The fire was reportedly originated at Adornica store located on the first floor. The entire area was said to be smoke logged. Residents of Bhulabhai Desai Road informed FPJ that short circuit may have been the cause of fire.
Many Mumbaikars faced problems as the vehicular traffic was disrupted due to the fire. Chirag Shah, a Twitter user, wrote, “Avoid travelling from Worli towards Peddar road or Tardeo area bottleneck traffic because of massive fire broke out near warden road breach candy area, roads have been shut completely…”
The traffic continued for around two hours after the fire was doused at 4:30 pm. Worli Sea Face was absolutely jammed because of the fire and people had to shed an extra hour on journey. Shruti Padsalgikar, another Twitter user wrote, “Fire brigade stuck… heavy traffic on Bhulabhai Desai Road towards Breach Candy hospital. Sirens on but no place to move.”
Bhulabhai Desai Road is a shopping destination in South Mumbai and is usually frequented by a number of people. There is also a leading hospital where people come for doctor visits, especially in the evenings.
Meanwhile, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, on Thursday, had conducted a fire drill opposite the spot where the fire broke out. “Ironically, the fire brigade is conducting a building-to-building fire drills in the area to educate people on how to handle and use a fire extinguisher,” said a Breach Candy resident.