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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