A massive fire broke out in MTNL building located in Bandra West, Mumbai on July 22. The fire broke out due to a short circuit in a split air-conditioner on the second floor of the building.
A mass devastation was caused when a massive fire broke out in the MTNL building located in SV Road of Bandra(W) during the afternoon hours of July 22. The reason behind the fire was being said to be due to a short circuit in a split air-conditioner on the second floor of the building. It was a tensed moment for the locality people as the building is surrounded by a petrol pump on one side, slums in the front and residential buildings on the other side. The fire was initially categorized as level 2 fire which turned into a level 4 fire within an hour.
Around 90 to100 MTNL employees were stuck on the 9th floor of the building after the massive fire broke out. They were stranded on the terrace for around 3 hours before they were rescued.
According to the reports, 14 fire engines and 175 fire fighters were deployed in the area along with special hydraulic ladder, jumbo water tankers and a robot fire-fighter for the rescue operation. The area was soon engulfed with billowing smoke which hampered the sight and the rescue operation.
It was an arduous task for the fire fighters to carry out the rescue operation as the hydraulic ladder was unable to reach the second and third floor due to trees surrounding the building and on the other hand, the crowd of the area was unmanageable.
Finally, after lot of effort the fire fighters managed to rescue all the employees who were trapped on the terrace of the MTNL building. It also took a lot of effort for them to douse off the fire as they faced suffocation due to the huge amount of smoke caused by the flame.
There were no casualties reported in this devastating incident.
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