One died and one injured while 13 others were rescued after a fire broke out on July 21 in Churchill Chambers in Colaba, Mumbai. The fire broke out around 1:30 in the afternoon in an apartment on the third floor of the building. The structure was exact behind the Taj Mahal hotel in Colaba Mumbai.
When the fire broke out panic was created among the people in the vicinity. After that, the fire tenders were immediately informed about the incident within no time the fire officials were present on the spot to douse off the flames. 4 fire engines and 4 water tankers on the spot. As the blaze was increasing, in the beginning, around 15 people inside the structure were trapped on the third floor.
Later, the fire tenders rescued the people from the building and the injured were given first aid and some of them were shifted to a nearby hospital for necessary treatment.
According to the fire officials, as it was an old structure and had a narrow staircase the situation was very difficult for them as they faced many issues during fire fighting operation. The windows of the building were without grill so the firefighters tried to reach the people from this path and got access inside the building very swiftly and were able to rescue the people safely who were trapped inside the building.
In the case of the heritage buildings, as it has extensive use of wood and old construction, the situation becomes more challenging for the firefighters during the firefighting and rescue operations.
According to the sources, it took around four hours for the fire tenders to douse off the flames.
Due to this fire traffic on this route was affected due to which motorists were advised to use an alternate route.
The analysts at CyberTech Risk Center generated constant alerts on this incident with moderate impact. This helped their clients take alternative travel routes to maintain continuity in business. The analysts closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Structure Fire, Industrial Fire, Explosion, High Rise Fire, Vehicle Fire under the ‘Fire’ category at Pan India label.
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