Mumbai fire: Massive blaze breaks out at shopping centre in Borivali West, 14 fire engines pressed into service

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Updated: Jul 11, 2020 2:50 PM

Borivali fire: Massive fire reported at the shopping complex located in Mumbai's Borivali West.

Borivali West fire, mumbai fireMajor fire at shopping centre in Mumbai’s Borivali West. (ANI Pic)

A major fire broke out at a shopping centre in Mumbai on Saturday in the wee hours, news agency ANI reported. It said 14 fire engines and 13 jumbo water tankers were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

Also, a fire robot was deployed at the site to help the fire officials in the operation.

The level 4 fire was reported at the shopping complex located in Borivali West. Fire fighting operation is still underway.

According to reports, the fire broke out at the Indraprastha shopping centre at 3 am. The fire brigade received the call about the blaze in the basement of Indraprastha Mall on SV Road in Borivali West around 3 am.

The shopping centre has a basement and is a ground plus two-storey building. According to a fire brigade official, there was no report of any casualty or injury.

“The mall is a three-storey structure, excluding the basement. The fire started from the basement and spread to the two floors,” a fire brigade official said.

The blaze was initially categorised as level-2 fire, but was tagged as level-3 around 4 am and then level-4 at 6.25 am. In level-4 fire, at least 16 engines are roped in for the firefighting operation.

Thick black smoke enveloped the surrounding area and it was visible from a distance.

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