The fire broke out at the City Center Mall in the Nagpada area late Thursday. There were about 500 people in the mall at the time of the fire. However, all were safely evacuated and no casualties were reported. The fire brigade's 24 trains controlled the fire in 9 hours. 2 firefighters were injured during the rescue. An official of the fire department said that around 3,500 people were evacuated from nearby buildings and shops after the fire.
The first fire broke out in a mobile phone shop on Thursday between 10 am and 11 pm. Currently, the shops around the mall are evacuated. According to fire department officials, a mobile shop on the second floor of the mall caught fire due to a short circuit and spread to the entire floor in no time.
Firemen broke the glass of the mall and rushed inside.
The mall was filled with smoke due to lack of ventilation, due to which the fire brigade team smashed the glass of the mall to let the smoke out. Local Congress MLA Amin Patel and Mumbai Mayor Kishore Pednekar also reached the spot after the incident.
The fire was brought under control after three consecutive operations and is now brought under control and work is being done to smooth the surrounding traffic again.