A major fire broke out in the upper floors of Arunachal Bhawan tower in sector 30A near Vashi Railway Station on Monday around 2 pm, reports TOI Mumbai edition.
According to report , Fire tenders from Vashi, CBD, Nerul and Airoli were rushed to the stop while the 68 metre high Bronto Skylift was also used for spraying the water jet during the fire fighting
As the fire spread to the balcony of the rooms at 13th floor, due to wind, the fire gutted the upper floors as well. Thus, damaging the exterior wall of the building and partially charred the offices on those floors, mentioned in the report.
According to fire officer “The staff and workers on the 10th floor immediately exited. But, three office boys on the 13th floor office got trapped in the fire and smoke. Hence, the fire fighters rescued them through the emergency exit and using the Bronto skylift.”
Several cancer patients from Arunachal Pradesh, who are residing on the second floor of Arunachal Bhawan said that they could easily evacuate as they were on the lower floor of the tower.
The fire was put off within 25 minutes.