Mumbai: A major fire has broken out at Scindia House office building near South Mumbai’s Fort Area. According to officials, the fire has been designated at Level-4 and fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.
The fire broke out around 4 pm on the third floor of the building that also houses the office of the Income Tax department. No casualties have been reported so far. Eight people that were stranded on the terrace were rescued by the firemen, officials said.
Prabhat Rahangdale, chief fire officer of Mumbai Fire Brigade, said the firefighters are yet to control the fire as operations are still underway.
No direct casualty or burn injury cases were reported, but at least seven people were rushed to Saint George hospital in Fort for the treatment of suffocation due to smoke inhalation.
Around 12 fire tenders, six water tankers and two turn-table ladders are on the spot, said officials.