Level 2 fire breaks out in Mumbai's Churchill Chamber building near Taj Mahal hotel; several feared trapped, rescue ops underway

FP Staff
Rescue operations are underway in Mumbai's Colaba, where a level 2 fire broke out on Sunday at Churchill Chamber building near Taj Palace hotel.

A Level 2 fire broke out in the third floor of Churchill Chamber building near the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Colaba in south Mumbai on Sunday. No casualties have been reported yet, however, several are feared trapped.

According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade, the incident at Merry Weather road in Colaba was reported at 12.20 pm and the fire was declared Level-2 at 12.25 pm.

"Rescue efforts are currently underway in Colaba. Four fire engines and four water tankers have been rushed to the spot and six-seven people have been rescued so far," Mumbai fire chief officer told CNN-News18. 

He added that sprinklers had been switched on in the top floors of the four-storeyed building and special ladders were being used to rescue those trapped inside.

"The number of people trapped inside is not known yet," he said.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and will be ascertained only after the rescue operations are completed.

This is a developing story and more details are awaited.

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