Worli fire updates: 20 fire tenders, two quick-response vehicles brought in; blaze under control

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Worli fire updates: 20 fire tenders, two quick-response vehicles brought in; blaze under control
  • 18:43 (IST)

    Fire at Beaumonde Towers under control: Fire brigade

    According to ANI, Fire in Beaumonde Towers at Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Worli's Prabhadevi locality under control, says fire brigade.

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Fire restricted to few pockets; efforts on to douse it completely 

  • 17:59 (IST)

    20 fire tenders, 2 quick response vehicles brought in; blaze under control

    The authorities have rushed in 20 fire tenders, 2 quick response vehicles, 5 water tankers, and 2 ambulances to the site. The firefighting operations are still underway but the blaze has been brought under control now. 

  • 17:45 (IST)

    Building security helped harrowed residents escape 

    The building's security personnel helped the residents evacuate the tower that was on fire, while the fire department was called. The guards knocked on every door during the evacuation and led the residents down by the stairwell.

    However, ward chairman Kishori Pednekar said that the security took 25 minutes to try and douse the fire themselves and only then called the fire engines

  • 17:24 (IST)

    Firefighters face trouble in duosing fire due to fancy facade, height of building 

    A fire officer, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Firstpost that the glass and aluminum facade is drastically reducing the ventilation, which is making it difficult to douse the fire. He said that the fire officers at the top were also facing difficulty in resting the ladders too close to the building, because the facade is jutting out. 

  • 17:17 (IST)

    Chief fire officer says Shiv Sena leaders spreading rumours, department's equipment can reach up to 30th floor 

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

    Earlier, Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar had said that the fire department can only douse fires until the 18th floor. He blamed the department for giving NOC for a 33-storey building even when it was not equipped to tackle the height in case of a fire. 

  • Fire department has no estimate of total height of building

    Chief Fire Officer, Prabhat Rahangdale told Firstpost that the department doesn't have the estimate of how tall the building is. He said that the keys of both the floors have just reached the firefighters, after which they will try and access the two floors.  

  • 17:00 (IST)

    Deepika Padukone tweets she is safe 

    Actor Deepika Padukone, who also owns an apartment in the same building, said she was safe. She also urged the people to pray for the firefighters who were battling the blaze at the 33-floor high-rise building. 

  • In Picture: Exhausted fireman at Beaumonde towers in Prabhadevi

    A exhausted fireman, who just came out the building, was photographed outside the Beaumonde Towers in Prabhadevi. The identity of the fireman is unknown. 

  • BMC volunteer says high-rise caught fire twice before in construction phase 

    Dilip Yadav, a municipality volunteer, said that this was the third time the same building has caught fire. The high-rise was on fire twice before while it was still under the construction phase. 

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Watch: Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar blames fire department for giving NOC to high-rise building 

  • In Pictures: Fire spreads on to the rear part of the building

    This side of the building was unaffected previously but the fire has now spread on to the rear end. 

  • Rescue ops halted after fire spreads 

    Smoke has engulfed the top five floors of the building and the rescue operations have been halted for now as the fire tenders struggle to reach the height and access the floors that are ablaze. 

  • 16:24 (IST)

    Watch: Fire spread to the left side of the tower

    The fire has just spread to the left side of the tower on the 33rd and 32nd floors. Apparently the hydraulic systems used to douse the fire, even with the help of ladders and extensions, can only reach till the 28th floor. The fire fighters were struggling to control the fire which has now spread on to the ceiling and flames could be seen blazing out of the top-left corner on the rear end of the building. 

  • 16:13 (IST)

    Local ward chairman blames 'unskilled workers' for delay in controlling fire 

    Ward chairman Kishori Pednekar told Firstpost that the fire is still blazing because of the lapses on the part of the building security. She said that unskilled staff went for the rescue operations initially, and the team tried to douse the fire for 25 minutes before calling up the fire department. 

  • Shiv Sena corporator reaches on spot 

    The ward chairman of the area, Shiv Sena's  Kishori Pednekar has reached the spot. She met the local authorities and took updates on the situation. 

  • Mumbai high-rise fire under control; police to investigate cause of fire

    A Mumbai police official told Firstpost, the evacuation took more than an hour. He said the cause of the fire will be known in the next one to two days after thorough investigation.

  • Police to investigate cause of fire

    Police officials present at the venue said that a investigation will be launched in the cause of fire that engulfed the top floor of the Beaumonde towers in Prabhadevi area. Future course of action will be decided after further investigation. 

  • 15:49 (IST)

    10 fire tenders, 2 quick response vehicles on the spot 

    The level-III fire, which broke out in a building at Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Prabhadevi locality in Mumbai's Worli area, is not yet doused. However, the fire tenders have managed to contain it to the the top two floors of the 33-storey-building.

    ANI reported that 10 fire tenders, two quick response vehicles, five water tankers, and two ambulances present at the site. The firefighting operations are still underway. 

  • 15:44 (IST)

    All residents evacuated safely, say reports 

    According to media reports, all residents from Beaumonde towers have been evacuated safely. Thefire broke out in the top floors of the B-wing of the plush high-rise residential building, however, residents from the A and C wing have also been evacuated as a precautionary measure. 

  • 15:40 (IST)

    Fire confined to duplex flat on 32nd and 33rd floor 

    According to reports, the fire which was upgraded to level III soon after it broke out, has been confined to the duplex apartments on the 32nd and the 33rd floor. Authorities rushed the emergency medical services on the spot, but no casualties have been reported so far. 

  • Residents of Beaumonde Towers speak to Firstpost

    A resident of the B-Wing, 16th floor, who requested anonymity, told Firstpost that she got to know of the fire because she heard screams from the C-Wing. B-WIng is where the fire is happening.

  • 15:32 (IST)

    Natasha Trivedi of Firstpost is LIVE from Beaumonde Towers

  • 15:25 (IST)

    WATCH: Another video of the blaze at the Beaumonde Towers

    The fire, which broke out at around 2.15 pm, was upgraded to level III soon. At least, two ambulances and four fire tenders are present at the spot. 

  • 15:20 (IST)

    B-wing residents of Beaumonde did not realise that there was a fire

    Residents in the C-wing started screaming when the fire broke out, which is how the residents in the B-wing found out about the incident. The fire could be spreading to the 29th floor. The fire first broke out on the 33rd floor of the Beaumonde Towers.

    Input by: Natasha Trivedi/Firstpost

  • 15:06 (IST)

    WATCH: Firstpost staff Nevin Thomas reports from Beaumonde Towers

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Deepika lives on 26th floor of Beaumonde and is out of town, house has suffered no damage: Actor's 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," Deepika's PR team told Firstpost. 

    They also said that her house has suffered no damage so far. 

  • 14:58 (IST)

    90 safely rescued; 6 fire engines, 5 jumbo tankers and ambulance at spot

    A level - II fire in a building at Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Prabhadevi locality in Worli: More than 90 people rescued safely. 6 fire engines, 5 jumbo tankers and an ambulance at the spot. Firefighting operations underway. 

  • 14:52 (IST)

    Photo: The fire broke out in the B wing of the apartment

    Several images of the fire have been doing the rounds on social media. Image procured by Firstpost.

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Fire broke out on 33rd floor

    Reports say that the fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the building and the top two floors are badly affected. The Mumbai Police have said its staff and firefighting personnel are at the spot. "They are trying to do their best and douse the fire," the Mumbai Police said on Twitter. 

  • 14:44 (IST)

    Watch: Fire which broke out in Prabhadevi's Beaumonde Towers

  • 14:38 (IST)

    WATCH: Level-II fire breaks out in commercial premises at in Worli

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Twitterati tweets to Mumbai Police

    Image courtesy: @Aish_live

  • 14:37 (IST)

    No casualties reported yet

    Reports said that the level-II fire has not claimed any lives yet. The building is reportedly the home to actor Deepika Padukone. More details are awaited. 

  • 14:36 (IST)

    It's a level-II fire in Worli, say reports

    Reports said that it is a lever-II fire which broke out in commercial premises at Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Worli, Mumbai. Four fire tenders are present at the spot.

  • 14:35 (IST)

    Mumbai Police tweets

    "Our staff & Fire Brigade is on the spot for assistance. They are trying their best to douse the fire and provide necessary help to people there."

  • 14:33 (IST)

    Massive fire in Worli

Mumbai fire Latest Updates: The firemen are facing trouble in dousing the fire because the blaze started at the top floor of the 33-floor-high sky-rise apartment building. Besides, the design of the facade of building is also creating problems because firefighters are unable to extend the ladders close enough to the building.

The fire at the Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi  has spread to another corner. The local MLA from Shiv Sena said that the fire could not be doused because the equipment was only meant to reach the height up till the 18th floor. The MLA blamed the BMC for passing proposals for high-rise buildings, while it failed to upgrade the capacity of the Mumbai fire department.

A resident of the B-Wing, 16th floor, who requested anonymity, told Firstpost that she got to know of the fire because she heard screams from the C-Wing. B-WIng is where the fire is happening.

A major fire broke out in Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi on Wednesday afternoon. No casualties have been reported so far. More than 90 residents were safely evacuated, fire department officials said. The fire, which broke out at around 2.15 pm was initially marked as a level-II but was soon upgraded to a Level III blaze.

At least, 10 fire tenders are present at the spot. The fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the apartment in Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Prabhadevi locality in Worli. Five jumbo water tankers, two hydraulic platforms and an ambulance is on spot, reports have said.

Reports have said that the concerned building is where actor Deepika Padukone lives. The PR team of the actor spoke to Firstpost and said, "Deepika Padukone lives on the 26th floor of Beaumonde and while the fire took place in the same wing as hers, it was on the 32nd floor. Deepika's currently out for a brand shoot. Some of her staff members are at home."

The fire reportedly broke out on the 25th floor of the apartment. More details awaited.


Updated Date: Jun 13, 2018 18:43 PM

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