Mumbai hotel blaze under control: 25 doctors rescued

Prime News, Nation, (Mumbai), May 28:-Twenty five doctors and two others staying in a south Mumbai hotel were rescued after a major fire broke out in the five-storey building, officials said on Thursday.

The fire broke out at Hotel Fortune near Metro Cinema late Wednesday night and was brought under control early Thursday, fire brigade officials said.

“The fire spread from the first to the third floor of the hotel, a fire brigade official told PTI. It was a level-2 fire and eight fire engines were rushed to the spot, he added.

The fire was confined to the electric wiring and cables in the electrical duct, false ceiling in the lobby and the common passages on the first, second and third floors of the hotel, he said.

The BMC has arranged temporary accommodation for emergency and essential service staffers, including doctors and nurses, in various hotels and lodges in the city due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“Hotel was housing about 25 resident doctors and all are evacuated safely,” the official said, adding that five of them were rescued using ladders and donning breathing apparatus sets.

Firefighting, as well as search and rescue operation, are on inside the hotel. The cause of the blaze is not known immediately, the fire brigade said. Further details are awaited.

Earlier on April 21, a big fire broke out in a lodging room of Hotel Ripon near Mumbai Central, which was being used as a quarantine facility by the civic body.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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