A popular building and visited by a number of commuters everyday for its shopping arcades, officials said that there are people stuck inside. Officials further said that the fire started at the bottom floor and plummeted to the top.
The building has a lot of wooden structure, which may have aggrevated the fire. However, smoke is bellowing from the fourth floor and the fire is limited to the fourth floor, according to reports.
2 people have been rescued, but there are still people inside. It is a level 3 fire, say reports. The fire broke out at 4:03 pm and 15 fire tenders were pressed to action within 10 minutes of the incident.
Considered to be one of the busiest areas in Mumbai, Colaba Causeway is a shopping hub for tourists and localites. Police have been pressed into action to curb traffic inflow here for the easy rescue operations. Given the locality, with the Taj hotel closeby and several business units, rescue facilities were pressed to action almost immediately.
In a latest development four fire tenders from Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) have joined fire brigade to douse the flames.