A devastating fire tore through Saifee Manzil located in the densely populated Sankli Street area of Byculla in Mumbai on Wednesday morning, igniting panic and urgency in the neighborhood. The blaze, reported around 7 a.m., prompted the swift deployment of 12 fire tenders to combat the inferno.
As thick plumes of smoke billowed from the building, enveloping the skyline in black clouds, the intensity of the situation became evident. Videos capturing the incident showcased the distressing scene, with bystanders anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fire brigade, the shrill sirens of the fire trucks adding to the chaotic atmosphere.
Amidst the chaos, five individuals were successfully rescued from the engulfed building, a glimmer of hope in an otherwise harrowing situation. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported thus far.
Firefighting operations are currently underway, with firefighters exerting concerted efforts to contain and extinguish the flames, striving to prevent further devastation to the structure and surrounding areas.
Authorities have yet to ascertain the cause of the fire, and investigations into the incident are expected to follow suit.
As the city grapples with this alarming incident, the collective efforts of the firefighting teams persist, aiming to quell the blaze and ensure the safety of residents in the affected vicinity.