Major fire breaks out at Mumbai shopping mall

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Mumbai, May 13 (ANI): At least 15 fire engines and eight water tankers were rushed to douse out the fire that broke in the famous Heera Panna mall in Andheri, a Mumbai suburb on Thursday morning.

Uday Tatkare, the Deputy Fire officer, gave the details of the areas affected by the fire.

"The shopping mall has different shops but the fire is still there in the basement in that car storage and TV cabinet storage, so the cars also caught fire, but we have doused them, but the fire is still there in the TV cabinet storage," said Tatkare.

"We are still trying to douse the fire there. There is too much smoke, it's difficult," he added.

Tatkare further said that 90 percent of rescue operation has been done in the fire that began around 4.20 a.m.

"In total, 15 fire engines have come here, we had also brought...as we had to rescue people. Ninety percent of the rescue operation has been done. The search operation is in process," said Tatkare.

Two ambulances were also rushed to the spot, but there were no reports of any casualties.

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. (ANI)

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