A fire broke out on the top floors of Mumbai’s high-rise residential building called Beaumonde Towers in Worli area on Wednesday afternoon. The building happens to be home to Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who was reported to be inside the building when the fire broke out. However, all the residents including the actress were evacuated safely and the fire is now under control.

A fire had broken out Wednesday afternoon on the top floors of high-rise Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Worli – which is where Deepika Padukone owns an apartment. Categorized as ‘Level-III’ fire, ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot and rescue operations were made to evacuate the residents of the high-rise building. The fire had broken out on top floors of the 33 storey building, but after the rescue operations, all 100 residents of the building were evacuated safely – including Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone who lives on 26th floor of the building.

 

Soon after the news spread about the fire which broke out at around 2:10 PM on June 13, Deepika had posted a tweet of her well-being saying that she was safe and had urged to pray for the firefighters who were risking their lives to stop the blaze. A total of 20 fire tenders, two quick response vehicles, five water tankers, and two ambulances were pressed into action at the site which is located on Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Mumbai.

 

After tough-time fighting the fire using internal firefighting equipment, the blaze is now in control and no reports of casualties or injuries have emerged. So far, the cause of the fire in the posh residential building is unknown, but the authorities are investigating to root out the reason and take necessary steps to avoid such incidents in future. This is the third major fire incident in Mumbai within a month – including the one at the Income Tax office in South Mumbai and Patel Chambers in Mumbai’s Fort area; fortunately there were no casualties in any of the recent fire incidents in Mumbai.

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