A fire broke out Wednesday morning (August 22) in the Crystal Towers residential apartment located in Parel area of South Mumbai. The fire started on the 12th floor of the tower. It is being told that the Crystal Tower is a residential building. Fire Brigade’s team arrived on the spot after the fire alert. Strings and Gauges of 10 to 12 fire engines are available on the spot. Many people were trapped in the part of the Building, who is now rescuing. The tower that is set on fire is a 15-story building. Eight fire engines, four water tankers, police and electrical mechanics were involved in efforts to control the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside.
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.”
Eight people were rescued with the help of cranes. No injuries were reported and those rescued were sent to KEM hospital for check-ups. Right now the fire brigade is working to rescue the stranded people. This is called the third level fire, which is considered dangerous. The Crystal Tower is located near the Hindmata cinema. It is being told that the fire from the 12th floor is rising from the top to the bottom. 10 to 12 cars are working to extinguish the fire. Work is being done to save people through cranes.
How did it happen?
A fire broke out at the Crystal Tower residential apartments near Hindmata Cinema in Mumbai’s Parel area on Wednesday. Ten fire tenders have rushed to the spot, the BMC disaster management officials said. People trapped on the top floor of the building are being rescued with the help of the crane. The fire was initially categorized as level 2 (medium) but later upgraded to level 3 (major). On August 13, a level II fire had broken out at a godown in the Parel area and 12 fire tenders were rushed to douse it.
People trapped inside the building are being rescued using a crane. Some of the residents were seen getting on to the crane from the top floor. The number of people trapped inside Crystal Tower is not known.
More details are awaited.