Barely a day after two fire related incidents rocked the city, yet another blaze was reported in the basement of Jia Apartments in Mumbai Central. The six-storey building is located at Bellasis Road, Near Anjuman Girls High School in Nagpada.
The fire department was alerted about the mishap around 12:16 pm. Fire brigade officials arrived at the spot at 12:28 pm and are currently trying to rescue people from the top floors. The blaze was escalated to Level II at 12:28 pm and further moved to Level III at 12:34 pm.
As of publishing this, fire fighting is underway with the help of eight fire engines and five water tankers. Meanwhile, one has been reported injured and cause of fire is not known. Further details are awaited.
The incident comes a day after four people were killed in a major fire that broke out in a residential building in Marol, Andheri. Another fire incident was reported at Prime Mall in Irla later in the day, but it did not see any casualties.
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Photos: Fire broke out in basement of Jia building on Beallasis Road; fire under control now. pic.twitter.com/oqEuFl4OM0
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