Fire breaks out at Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia building in Mumbai, now under control

Six fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire which broke out at 9.10 PM.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 10:56 am
mukesh ambani, mukesh ambani building fire,Antilia building fire Fire that broke out at Antilia building on Altamount Road now under control.(ANI Photo)

A major fire that broke out on the terrace of Antilia building in Mumbai on Monday evening has been brought under control, according to news agency ANI. Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire which broke out at around 9.10 pm. Antilia is a bungalow of industrialist Mukesh Ambani on the Altamount Road in South Mumbai and is one of the most expensive residential properties in the world

According to an IANS report, the blaze was noticed and reported from one of the terraces in ‘Antilla’, the palatial residence of the Ambanis off the posh Malabar Hill. BMC Disaster Control spokesperson Chavan said fire brigade and other resources have been mobilised.

“The blaze erupted on the ninth floor and was extinguished within a few minutes. There was no major loss of property,” a senior civic official was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.

“We got a call at 9:04 PM and fire brigade personnel”We got a call at 9:04 PM and fire brigade personnelreached the spot at 9:13 PM on the Altamont Road,” said MaheshNarvekar, Chief Officer, Disaster Management Cell of theMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. He also said that the fire was confined to 4G antenna on the ninth floor.

Mumbai’s chief fire officer Prabhat Rahangdale said that the intensity of the fire was very low and with the help of security personnel, the blaze was brought under control. He said, “A mobile tower on the ninth floor terrace caught fireand to douse it, three fire engines, two ladder vehicles andone water tanker were pressed into service.”

(With PTI inputs)

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    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm
    Let's come out of our king worshipping mentality. I have not heard anyone talking very positive about this symbol of wealth. From big industrialists to common man no one is interested in this news. Please don't waste public time and attention in such news as leading news. Be positive and bring news which spreads positivity.
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    ashok chaurasia
    Jul 11, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    obviosly very good and efficient and quick tooo because it was antilla other wise it would delayed
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    Aarnav Sharma
    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:55 am
    The fire broke out at 9:10pm. Chief Fire Officer got a call about the fire at 9:04pm (Some AntarYami perhaps). Fire was doused with help of security personnel who on terrace 4G tower, 6 fire engines were rushed to the spot, only three we're used (perhaps operated by security personnel) Heavy resource underutilization of day dreaming???
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    Abbulagte khan
    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:37 am
    I dont know the name of one jalo bharti neta said he will use to plant his garden so yesterday same guy needed to cool the fire
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    Dr K S Parthasarathy
    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Use of copper wire as fuse While the cause of the fire is under investigation, some media sources reported that a short circuit in the 4G mobile antenna led to the fire. A few months ago, I found an electrician of a company which erects electrical circuits in a cell antenna assembly using a few st s of copper wire as fuse in the circuit. When questioned why he was not using a fuse of appropriate rating, he stated that he followed the instructions of the company. I felt it was just a "chalta he" at ude. When I objected, he agreed to use proper fuse. Proper fuse is a lead-tin alloy with a low melting point. It breaks the circuit if higher current due to a short circuit flows in the circuit The practice of using copper wire as fuse appears to be prevalent every where. Housing society officials may check this with the tower company. This may appear to be a minor issue but can cost a great deal if a short circuit and fire occur.
  6. S
    Jul 11, 2017 at 3:01 am
    On Illegal occupies land Ambani constructed his grave yard, one day the whole building will burn.
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    ramesh das
    Jul 10, 2017 at 11:24 pm
    Now the time has come for him to help in Modernising the age old fire brigade at par with the developed countries of the world
  8. T
    Jul 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm
    This should be the outcome for all crooks but now he will use this to justify his loan default.......JIO Bhai JIO ......You have blessings from Modi !!!
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