In yet another tragic incident, a level 3 fire broke out at the Crystal Tower residential apartments near Hindmata Cinema in Mumbai’s Parel area on Wednesday. A total of 10 fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the blaze, the BMC disaster management officials said. A rescue operation to evacuate the feared trapped has also been launched. “People trapped inside the tower are being rescued using a crane. The fire, which was classified as Level 2, had now become a Level 3 one. Four people, including an elderly woman, died and sixteen were injured in a fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment building in central Mumbai this morning. Many residents who were trapped on the top floor of Crystal Tower in the busy Parel area were evacuated using a crane. The fire has been brought under control.
Mumbai Parel Crystal Apartment Fire Live Updates
11:00 AM IST- People who were trapped on the top floor of the building were rescued with the help of the crane. Eight people have been rushed to KEM Hospital.
10:45 AM IST- Ten-year-old Zen Sadawarkar, who lives on the 16th floor and was rescued by the fire brigade said, “there was smoke everywhere, and we heard people calling out to us, so we rushed to the window. Later, the fire brigade personnel brought us down.”
10:30 AM IST- Five people, three children and an elderly woman, were rescued with the help of cranes. No injuries were reported and those rescued were sent to KEM hospital for check ups.
10:25 AM IST- 20 fire tenders rushed to Crystal Tower near Hindmata Cinema in Parel where fire broke out on 12th floor of the tower. No casualties reported till now. People trapped inside being rescued using cranes.Some people taken to hospital after rescue.
10:15 AM IST- The fire was initially categorized as Level 2 (medium), but was soon upgraded to Level 3 (major).
10:00 AM IST- The blaze is confined to the 12th floor, but many people are stranded on the top floors and the staircase because the smoke has spread rapidly.
9:45 AM IST- The Level-2 fire that broke out in Crystal Tower near Hindmata Cinema in Parel area now becomes Level-3 fire. Ten fire fighting tenders have rushed to the spot. People trapped inside the tower are being rescued using a crane. The rescue operation is underway.