A huge fire that erupted on Wednesday morning in Mumbai's Crystal Tower near Hindmata Cinema in Pearl has been overwhelmed. A total of 20 fire trucks were reportedly rushed to the spot to extinguish the flames. No victims have been reported from the site so far, but many residents are still suspected of being stuck in the tall building. A total of eight rescued people were rescued so far and were sent to the KEM hospital for treatment. However, the search is in progress.
Crystal Towers has a total of sixteen floors. According to ANI news agency, it was a Level 2 fire when it broke but has now been converted into a Level 3 fire. The exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but according to reports a short circuit may be the cause. The control room of the fire brigade received a report about the fire on the 12th floor at 8.32. According to P S Rahangdale, head of Mumbai's fire department, he said: "The smoke from the raging fire spread quickly and residents were stuck on the stairs of the building," reports PTI.
On 27 May 2018 a similar incident took place in a nine-storey commercial complex in Goregaon. Although the building was empty, some building work was going on on the seventh and eighth floor of the building. About seven workers working on the site got stuck due to the fire, but they were all successfully rescued.
In June, a major fire broke out in Beaumonde Towers at Prabhadevi in Mumbai. More than 90 people were evacuated and no injuries were reported.