Massive fire broke out in a high-rise building at Malabar Hill; 17 rescued

A massive fire was broken out in a high-rise building located in Mumbai’s Malabar Hill area on February 5 evening. Fire brigade had pressed eight fire engines, seven jumbo tankers and one table turner ladder to carry out the fire fighting and rescue operations. At least 17 people were rescued by the rescue teams following this mishap. No casualty was reported however, two firemen had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

The blaze was reported on the fifth floor of the Las Palmas Building located near Hanging Garden at Malabar Hill in Mumbai. The fire was categorized to level three as it started spreading and smoke spread on several floors. Meanwhile, most of the residents trapped inside the building rushed to the terrace for safety while some people managed to climb down through the drainage pipes. Fire fighters managed to douse off the flames with great efforts at around 11 pm. The rescue teams also successfully rescued the people trapped on terrace with help the fire brigade’s aerial ladder. Two of the fire fighters suffered suffocation due to smoke and were rushed to the GT Hospital for medical assistance.

Fire fighters faced lot of difficulties during their operation as the building is located at a dead end and narrow access. Firemen used jets to spray water directly into the flames as the building’s fire-fighting system was not in working condition. Similarly, the illegally parked vehicles also posed challenges during the firefighting operation. None of the residents were injured and reported to be missing after this incident. The traffic movement on the Little Gibbs Road was severely affected due to movement of the emergency vehicles.

CyberTech Risk Center Analysis:

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same. We at Cybertech Risk center cover Structure Fire, Explosion, Industrial Fire, High Rise Fire, and Vehicle Fire under the ‘Fire’ category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.

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