Fire breaks out at Deepika Padukone's building, actor safe

Published: June 14, 2018
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PHOTO: SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE/INSTAGRAM

MUMBAI: Firemen succeeded in controlling a major blaze in the top floors of the 33-storey Beaumonde Towers after battling the leaping flames for nearly five hours and evacuating more than 90 residents on Wednesday evening.

However, at least two firemen suffered from suffocation and were rushed to a hospital.

PHOTO: FILMWORLD

PHOTO: FILMWORLD

Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone, who lives in the same building on the 26th floor, tweeted that she was safe and expressed her prayers for the well-being of the firefighters.

“I am safe. Thank You everyone. Let us pray for our firefighters who are at site risking their lives,” she tweeted.

According to Disaster Control, the fire erupted around 2:10 pm on the two uppermost penthouse floors 33 and 32, of the five-year-old building, sending thick black clouds of smoke billowing from the tallest residential tower in Prabhadevi area of Dadar west.

Later, after nearly three hours, the flames started spreading out on to the lower floors creating panic among the flat owners who include several celebrities.

PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

More than two dozen fire-tenders, including sophisticated lifts and cranes, were deployed to fight the blaze and there no reports of any casualties so far.

After around five hours, the fire was brought under control and stopped from spreading to other lower or adjoining floors.

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/DEEPIKA PADUKONE

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/DEEPIKA PADUKONE

The fire emanated from the flat whose owners are currently abroad, but their residence has been reduced to ashes, according to some society members.

Padukone, who owns a four bedroom-hall-kitchen flat on the 26th floor was out for a shoot but her personal staff were among those who were evacuated this afternoon as a precaution.

 

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