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Major fire erupts at Income Tax office in Scindia House, no casualties

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Published Jun 1, 2018, 9:16 pm IST
Updated Jun 1, 2018, 9:16 pm IST
'5 fire engines, 4 water tankers and fire brigade personnel were rushed to the site to douse the flames,' an official said.
The blaze started on the third floor of the I-T office located in multi-storeyed Scindia House. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
 The blaze started on the third floor of the I-T office located in multi-storeyed Scindia House. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Mumbai: A major fire broke out at the Income Tax office located in multi-storeyed Scindia House in South Mumbai on Friday.

However, no casualties have been reported in the fire that has been upgraded to level-3.

 

The blaze started on the third floor of the I-T office located in multi-storeyed Scindia House and efforts are on to douse it, a fire brigade official told news agency PTI.

The fire brigade control room received information about the incident at 4:55 pm.

"Five fire engines, four water tankers along with adequate number of fire brigade personnel were rushed to the site to douse the flames," the official added.

At least 5 persons were stranded on upper floors of Scindia House, news agency ANI reported. They were later rescued by the fire-fighting team.

 

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The building, a well-known landmark in South Mumbai, also houses the office of the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT).

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