Mumbai: A major fire broke out at City Center Mall on Thursday night, but no casualty was reported, according to a fire brigade official. Firefighting operations are underway at the mall on Friday morning.
The fire brigade official said the blaze erupted in the City Center Mall in Mumbai Central around 8.53 pm on Thursday.
24 fire engines engage in operation
24 fire engines along with 16 jumbo tanks are deployed and working to extinguish the fire. Rescue van and other vehicles are also present at the spot.
A total of about 250 officers and staff, including the Chief Fire Officer of the Mumbai fire brigade, Shashikant Kale, are making continuous efforts to extinguish the fire.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, MLA Amin Patel, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Corporation Yashwant Jadhav, Additional Municipal Commissioner (West Suburbs) Suresh Kakani had visited late at night and got information about the actual situation.
A 55-storey building adjacent to the Mall was emptied and its residents have been shifted to nearby grounds for safety purposes.
No casualties have been reported so far.
Levels of fire
The fire was initially categorized as level 1 (minor) but it was upgraded to level-3 (major) at around 10.45 pm on Thursday when flames spread to other parts of the complex.
Now, the fire is declared level 5.