Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai high-rise, no casualties reported

A fire broke out in the electric panel of the 42nd floor in Dadar East

Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai high-rise, no casualties reported

A massive fire broke out in a closed house in R A Residency, Dadar (East) on January 26 around 8:30 pm in a 46-storey high-rise building located on Babasaheb Ambedkar Marg, on the 42nd floor. The fire had attained level-4 status. The fire was extinguished in the wee hours of Friday after more than seven hours of efforts, officials said.

A video was uploaded of the same on Twitter by social activist and RTI activist Raj Maji. 

Last night, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) confirmed the same by giving out information on Twitter. 

"The fire was doused by the Mumbai fire brigade by around 3.50am, after more than seven hours of efforts. No casualties were reported in the incident," a civic official said.

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The fire attained level-4 status (major fire), he said, adding that at least 16 fire engines, along with other equipment were involved in the firefighting operation.

"The fire was confined to the electric fittings in the affected flat located on the 42nd floor. Although a short circuit is suspected to be the primary cause of the fire, the exact reason behind it is yet to be known," the official said. 

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