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Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai's Heera Panna mall in Jogeshwari, 14 people rescued. Video

Sep 22, 2023 10:55 PM IST

The Mumbai fire brigade authorities declared it to be a level three fire.

A major fire broke out in a shopping mall - Heera Panna - in Mumbai's Jogeshwari area on Friday afternoon around 3:15 pm. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), at least 14 people were safely rescued from the four-storey building, while four firemen were hospitalised after suffering suffocation due to smoke inhalation.

Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai's Heera Panna mall
Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai's Heera Panna mall

Out of the total 14 persons, nine were rescued from the terrace using a 'turn table ladder', two people were rescued using an 'angus' ladder, while three others were rescued through the staircase.

In a video posted on social media, a massive amount of thick black smoke can be seen emanating from the shopping complex. Officials said that the flames were confined to electrical wiring and installations in about a dozen shops on the second and third floors, reported news agency PTI.

The Mumbai fire brigade authorities declared it to be a level three fire - which denotes a major fire.

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, it is suspected that the blaze may have been started due to a short circuit, reported PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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