A major fire broke out late on Friday evening near the Kurla Railway station in Mumbai.
The fire broke out in a residential area near the L ward office in Kurla West, reported The Free Press Journal's Simran Khan.
The fire is believed to have begun in a second floor apartment in the C wing of the Mehtab building -- a structure that is over 80 years old.
Nine cylinder blasts have been reported.
Several people said that the fire began at the residence of one Hussain FH. They told FPJ that the fire may have been caused by a short circuit because of the water motor.
Husain however opines that it was his neighbour's residence that was the initial site of the fire. His mother who had been alone at home at the time of the incident has since been rescued.
Seven fire engines, two quick response vehicles , six jumbo tankers, one water tanker and a control post has been mobilised. Fire fighting operations are on, and a search for any trapped or injured individual is in progress. No casualties have been reported so far.
Residents of the building have been evacuated.
An ambulance has also reached the site.
Further details awaited.