Fire breaks out at building opposite YRF studio, around 50 people rescued

MUMBAI : A level 2 fire broke out at a commercial building, located opposite Yash Raj Film’s studio, at Peninsula Park in west Mumbai’s Andheri on Monday. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

The firemen rescued around 40-50 people stranded in the building. No injuries were reported.

The incident was reported at 12:42 pm. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the 22-floor building, which is located near Hard drop cafe, Veera Desai Road.

“The fire has spread through the duct to the top floors. There is no space for the fire brigade officials to enter the place. The area is congested,” Akhram Shaikh, a local, said.

Another local, Parth Shah, who works in the area, said the building is being evacuated. “The smoke is visible from far away,” he added.

This comes a day after one person was killed and five others were injured in a fire which broke out at Aditya Arcade in Girgaon. The fire broke out at 6 am in the ground-plus-four-storey building. Two firemen were injured during rescue operations.