Eight people have been rescued on Wednesday (February 5) evening after a fire broke out at one of the 15 floors of a residential building in posh Malabar Hill area in south Mumbai, officials said. So far, there is no report of any casualty.
A civic official said the fire erupted on the fifth floor of the Palma Building located near the famous Hanging Garden, around 7 pm.
Mumbai: Till now eight persons have been rescued from the building at Malabar Hill, where a fire broke out earlier today. Fire fighting and rescue operations underway. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/TvgW3LuLiI
— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2020
12 fire engines were rushed to the spot, said an official from the Mumbai civic body’s disaster management cell.
A Fire brigade official said the search and rescue operation is going on at the building, a ground plus 15-storey structure. The fire was escalated to level III in night, the official said.
Further details are awaited.
(With inputs from agencies)