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