Mumbai Mall on blaze Credit: Twitter image

A major fire broke out at the City Center Mall in Nagpada area of Mumbai at 8.50 pm on Thursday. Fire personnel were actively engaged for over 12 hours after the fire broke. Two fire personnel were also injured while attempting to douse the fire

An official has said that after the fire broke out, around 300 people were rescued from the basement. 3,500 people were evacuated from Orchid Enclave tower adjoining the mall.

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Initially, this fire was categorized as minor- level 1. But at 10:45pm it was upgraded to level-3 and to level-4 at 2.30 am, after the fire spread to other parts of the building.

A release from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that around 50 fire fighting vehicles, including 24 fire engines and 6 jumbo tankers are engaged in the fire fighting at the spot, besides 250 officers and firemen. Mumbai fire brigade had given a ‘brigade call’ calling fire engines from all agencies in the city.

The exact cause of fire is yet unknown, sources have revealed that the fire erupted in a mobile shop on the second floor of the City Center Mall.

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