Fire broke out in a residential
high-rise on Veera Desai road in suburban Andheri Tuesday
evening, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
While fire brigade personnel rescued three persons,
another person was missing and the efforts to douse the flames
were underway, said an official of the Disaster Management
Cell of the BMC.
The blaze started at 8.21 pm on the fifth and sixth
floor of the 21-storey building, he said.
As a precaution, people living on the fourth and
seventh floors were evacuated, he said.
Five fire engines and four jumbo water tankers have
been pressed into service and the fire is now under control,
Cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.
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