A fire broke out at Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) building in western suburb Bandra on Monday. All 84 people were safely rescued, thanks to the Mumbai Fire Brigade for a massive operation. According to preliminary information, a short circuit led to the Level-3 fire.
Fire was confined to the third and fourth floors. Fire brigade personnel entered the building with oxygen masks and searchlights to rescue people who may be trapped on some floors. Two fire brigade personnel, who were exposed to the smoke billowing out of the building, were shifted to nearby hospital for treatment.
Fire at MTNL building in Mumbai's Bandra: Latest Updates
8:00 pm: All 84 people have been rescued safely by Mumbai Fire Brigade
5:40 pm: At least 60 people have been rescued. 40 still inside the MTNL building
5:24 pm: Firemen have rescued women and the elderly from the blazing MTNL building first. Men are being rescued now
5:22 pm: 30 people have been rescued so far from MTNL Building Bandra, where fire broke out this afternoon.
5:15 pm: A woman, who was stuck inside MTNL building in Bandra, was seen making a video of the rescue.
5:07 pm: Pictures show intense rescue by firemen in Mumbai's Bandra MTNL building fire.
5:00 pm: At least 15 people have been rescued so far, many still trapped in the MTNL building fire
4:52 pm: Fourteen fire engines and other equipment, including a robot van and an ambulance, is engaged in fire fighting.
4:47 pm: As it is a working day, many persons, mostly MTNL employees, are present inside the building.
4:40 pm: Firemen are rescuing people through a window in the MTNL building, though there are still many others trapped inside.
4:30 pm: The fire incident at MTNL building in Mumbai's Bandra has now been deemed of Level-3
4:16 pm: According to initial reports, short circuit is being cited as the reason for MTNL building fire in Bandra.
4:12 pm: Over 100 people are believed to be trapped inside the MTNL building in Bandra.
4:01 pm: No injuries have been reported so far in the Bandra MTNL building fire.
3:47 pm: The fire incident in MTNL Building, Mumbai is said to be of Level-2.
3:42 pm: The fire incident in Bandra's MTNL building was reported at 3:11 pm this afternoon.
3:30 pm: Fire breaks out at MTNL building in Mumbai's Bandra. Fire tenders rushed.
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