Fire breaks out at Mumbai high-rise in Malabar Hills, eight rescued

An official said the fire erupted on the fifth floor of the Palma Building located near the famous Hanging Garden. Photo: ANI twitter

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.

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)

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