According to media reports, a fire which broke out in a four-storey building in Fort area of south Mumbai was hosed down in the wee hours of Thursday after strident efforts for about six hours, a civic official said.
A 22-year-old man received heavy burn injuries in the fire which erupted in Bahubali building on Kawasji Patel Road in Fort around 7.15 pm on Wednesday.
It was initially termed as a ‘level-2’ fire, but later escalated to ‘level-3’ (major) around 10.30 pm as it spread to various parts of the building, the official said.
Many fire engines were rushed to the spot and firefighters managed to put down the flames at around 1.30 am on Thursday, he said.
An extensive part of the building was gutted in the fire, sources said, adding that a short-circuit was suspected to have triggered the blaze, but the exact cause of the fire was not yet known.