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Huge fire breaks out at a building in Colaba, South Mumbai

Huge fire breaks out at a building in Colaba, South Mumbai
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A huge fire has broken out in a building on the Colaba near Regal Cinema in Mumbai ,No casualties or injuries have been reported yet.

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14 fire tenders are at the spot trying to douse the flames. Two civilians rescued by Fire brigade department.Fire reportedly broke out in higher floors of the Metro House building on Colaba Causeway and spread upwards

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"The building was immediately evacuated and no casualties were reported... We have been able to contain the flames and not allow them to spread to adjoining buildings. The main staircase collapsed making access into the old building very difficult," said Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangadale.

"The building was immediately evacuated and no casualties were reported... We have been able to contain the flames and not allow them to spread to adjoining buildings. The main staircase collapsed making access into the old building very difficult," said Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangadale.

This building has many guest house, some of them were occupied by foreigners. Citizens from Somalia and Ethiopia were also residing in the building. Four fire enginees were sent by Navy with specialized fire-fighting equipment.

The building was closed to the public, the area has many shops and homes.

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