Fire broke out at a powerloom unit in Bhiwandi in Thane on Tuesday morning. Even as four people have been rescued, others are still feared trapped inside the building.
An officer from the fire brigade present at the spot said that the four-storey building had a powerloom on the ground floor and private residences on the rest of the floors.
CNN-IBN also reported that the fire was spreading to other floors in the building. According to Thane Police, several people are feared trapped and efforts are on to rescue them before the blaze spreads to the upper floors of the four-storied building.
Four fire engines from Bhiwandi have been sent to the area. Fire brigade from Thane and Kalyan have also been called to the spot for rescue efforts. Ambulances and four water tankers have also been rushed to the spot to battle the fire.
As news of the fire spread, politicians took to Twitter to pray for those trapped in the fire.
A major fire breaks out in #Bhiwandi. Pray for the safety of those trapped.
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) April 12, 2016
Fire in a building in Kasimpur, Bhiwandi near Mumbai. I pray for the safety of those trapped.
— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) April 12, 2016
With inputs from IANS