Mumbai: Major fire breaks out in City Centre mall, no casualties reported

A fire broke out at Nagapada's City Centre mall, opposite Morland Road Thursday night around 9:45 pm. The fire was declared level three (L3) around 10:45 pm and ten fire engines of the Mumbai Fire Brigade were mobilised at the spot.

The fire broke out on the top floor of the five-storeyed mall and with time the intensity of the fire increased. Around 2:45 am on Friday, the fire was declared level four (L4) and around 3:35 am it was declared level five (L5).

Shamrao Banjara (33) a fire brigade personnel fell ill after he suffocated due to the heavy smoke and was rushed to JJ Hospital.

No casualties have been reported, however, it's believed, the fire may have caused a huge loss of property.

Firefighting operations are underway at a mall in Nagpada area in Mumbai on Friday morning where a major fire broke out last night. The fire, which has now been declared Level 5, broke out at around 9 pm on Thursday night. 24 fire engines along with 16 jumbo tanks are deployed and working to extinguish the fire. Rescue van and other vehicles are also present at the spot.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, MLA Amin Patel, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Corporation Yashwant Jadhav, Additional Municipal Commissioner (West Suburbs) Suresh Kakani had visited late at night and got information about the actual situation. A 55-storey building adjacent to the Mall was emptied and its residents have been shifted to nearby grounds for safety purposes.

Two fireman sustained injuries during the fire fighting operation and were rushed to nearby JJ Hospital and both were both treated and discharged.

This was the second fire in the city on Thursday. Earlier in the day, a fire had broken out in a garment factory at Kurla West. It was doused after more than two hours.

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