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Mumbai firefighters struggle to put out blaze at City Centre mall

The fire, which is believed to have started due to a short circuit in a shop, has damaged several shops along with injuring two firefighters.

Mumbai firefighters struggle to put out blaze at City Centre mall
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In a major fire that broke out at Mumbai’s City Centre mall late on Thursday, two firemen have been injured conducting the rescue operations.

However, all those present inside the mall were safely evacuated. Around 3,500 residents of a neighbouring 55-storey Orchid Enclave were shifted as a precautionary measure. The fire, which is believed to have started due to a short circuit in a shop, has damaged several shops along with injuring two firefighters. For the last 11 hours, the fire brigade has been trying its best to control the fire. However, the fire has not been contained yet.

The fire broke out at the City Center Mall near the bus stand in Mumbai Central around 8.53 PM on Thursday. Upon receiving the information about the fire, the fire brigade rushed to the spot and tried to control the situation. Considering the severity of the fire, the fire brigade declared a level 5. Moreover, as per reports, the fire brigade had 24 bombs and 11 tankers at the spot. On the other hand, Police have also been deployed to assist the Mumbai Fire Brigade. Belasis Road has been closed to traffic on both sides due to the severity of the City Center Mall fire.

The ground floor of the City Center Mall is a three-story building. The second floor of the mall which caught fire has floors of mobiles, printers, stationery, furniture and other materials.

Update: Oct 23, 12:45 -  According to ANI, 24 fire engines & 6 water tanks are being deployed to douse the fire at City Centre Mall in Nagpada area.

This is a developing story. Will be updated once more information is made available.

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