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Jun 13, 2018 09:03 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Worli high-rise fire highlights: Blaze contained, no casualties reported

Live updates from Mumbai's Worli area where a major fire has broken out at a high-rise.

  • Jun 13, 03:11 PM (IST)

    Here’s what we know so far:

    # Major fire at 33-floor BeauMonde Towers in Worli, Mumbai has been doused.
    # No casualties reported.
    # It was categorised as Level 3 fire.
    # 20 fire engines, 5 jumbo tankers were used.
    # Actress Deepika Padukone has an apartment in the complex.
    # The fire was reported at 2.08 pm.

  • Jun 13, 07:33 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 07:20 PM (IST)

    Will investigate if there was any violations: Mumbai's Chief Fire Officer

    Speaking to the media Prabhat Rahangdale, Director of Maharashtra Fire Services and Mumbai fire chief said, ‘Fires in such high-rises are always controlled by internal equipment. Podium of the building was a problem. It was there as it was given permission under the earlier rules.’

    ‘Fire department can take care of the fire in any building in Mumbai as long as they have good internal system,’ Rahangdale added. The fire department will also investigate if there were any violations.

  • Jun 13, 06:05 PM (IST)

    The fire has almost been doused, Moneycontrol’s Pranav Nair has reported.

  • Jun 13, 06:05 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 05:48 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 05:41 PM (IST)

    Chief Fire Officer says Shiv Sena MLA spreading rumours about dept's equipment

    Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale said the Shiv Sena MLA is lying and spreading rumours about the fire adding that the fire department's ladder can go up to the 30th floor easily, Firstpost has reported.

    Earlier today, Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar had said that the fire department can only douse fires until the 18th floor. Sarvankar had also blamed the department for granting a no objection certificate (NOC) for the building even though it was not equipped to tackle fire at that height. 

  • Jun 13, 05:25 PM (IST)

    Moneycontrol’s Pranav Nair has reported that there has been a slight eruption in the blaze again. Fire department personnel are trying to douse the fire from above.

  • Jun 13, 05:17 PM (IST)

    Visuals from the firefighting operations. (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)

     Visuals from the firefighting operations. (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)
  • Jun 13, 05:04 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 04:50 PM (IST)

    Fresh fire has erupted at an immediately lower floor on the northern face of the tower, Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair has reported.

  • Jun 13, 04:40 PM (IST)

    The fire at BeauMonde Towers at Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Worli, is still being categorised as Level 3. There are currently 10 fire tenders, two quick response vehicles, five water tankers, two ambulances present at the site right now, according to a report by news agency ANI.

    No casualties have been reported so far.

  • Jun 13, 04:35 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 04:31 PM (IST)

    Don't think fire audit was done for this building: Local Corporator

    Local Corporator: The fire department is working very hard. I don't think fire audit was done for this building. We are inquiring into the matter.

  • Jun 13, 04:19 PM (IST)

    Police officials present at the spot. (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)

     Police officials present at the spot. (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)
  • Jun 13, 04:17 PM (IST)

    More debris have been spotted falling from the top floors of the tower.

  • Jun 13, 04:13 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 04:12 PM (IST)

    Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar has said that the ‘firemen could not do anything when they arrived’ claiming that ‘they did not have the facility to reach beyond 18 floors.’

    The legislator said that all people have been evacuated.

  • Jun 13, 04:07 PM (IST)

    A senior police official present at the spot has confirmed to Moneycontrol that the evacuation was started by the building’s security staff.

  • Jun 13, 04:05 PM (IST)

    Speaking to the media, Corporator Kishori Pednekar has called the building security as ‘irresponsible’, claiming that they tried to handle the situation on their own and called the police and fire brigade later.

  • Jun 13, 04:05 PM (IST)

    Police officials present on spot have said that an investigation will be carried out to find out the cause of fire at Worli’s BeauMonde Towers. Future course of action will be decided after further investigation, Firstpost reported.

  • Jun 13, 03:52 PM (IST)

    Latest visuals of the fire fighting operations currently underway at the BeauMonde Towers in Worli, Mumbai. (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)

     Latest visuals of the fire fighting operations currently underway at the BeauMonde Towers in Worli, Mumbai. (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)
  • Jun 13, 03:28 PM (IST)

    Fire engines rushing to the site in Worli, Mumbai (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)

     Fire engines rushing to the site in Worli, Mumbai  (Image: Moneycontrol's Pranav Nair)
  • Jun 13, 03:25 PM (IST)

    Worli tower fire a day before London’s Grenfell Tower fire anniversary

    The fire at the Worli high-rise comes a day before the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower block fire in London, United Kingdom, which killed 79 people and injured 37 others.

  • Jun 13, 03:21 PM (IST)

    Deepika Padukone safe, no damage to apartment so far: Actress' PR team

    "Deepika Padukone lives on the 26th floor of Beaumonde, while the fire took place in the same wing as hers, it was on the 33rd floor. Deepika is currently out for a brand shoot. Some of her staff members are at home," Padukone’s public relations team told Firstpost. They added that her house has suffered no damage so far.

  • Jun 13, 03:14 PM (IST)

    Latest visuals of the BeauMonde Towers fire.

      Latest visuals of the BeauMonde Towers fire.
  • Jun 13, 03:05 PM (IST)

    The level of fire has been upgraded from Level 2 to Level 3, according to news reports.

  • Jun 13, 03:04 PM (IST)
  • Jun 13, 02:59 PM (IST)

    Mumbai Fire Brigade has classified the fire at level two and has said that the fire was reported at 2.08 pm, according to a report by India Today.

  • Jun 13, 02:53 PM (IST)
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