High­rise fire keeps fam­i­lies off bounds

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO -

THE FIRE BRI­GADE HAS STARTED A PRE­LIM­I­NARY IN­VES­TI­GA­TION AND SUS­PECTS THAT THE FIRE WAS CAUSED DUE TO A FAULTY AIR CON­DI­TIONER

Mean­while, the fire bri­gade has started a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion and sus­pects that the fire was caused ow­ing to a faulty air con­di­tioner.

Deputy chief fire of­fi­cer R Chaud­hari said: “The fire in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer will start the probe on Thursday, which will in­volve talk­ing to wit­nesses and in­spect­ing the site. It takes an average of eight days to sub­mit a re­port.”

A se­nior fire of­fi­cial said, “Now, the so­ci­ety will have to get its power con­nec­tion checked by a li­censed elec­tri­cian and sub­mit a cer­tifi­cate to that ef­fect to Bri­han­mum­bai Elec­tric Sup­ply and Transport (BEST) to get elec­tric­ity re­stored. Also, power has to be re­stored for the rest of the build­ing, ex­clud­ing the top flats where the fire broke out and that will take time.”

Of­fi­cials from BEST, in­sur­ance com­pa­nies, po­lice and fire bri­gade vis­ited the build­ing on Thursday.

Res­i­dents and the se­cu­rity staff gave their state­ments to the po­lice and fire bri­gade of­fi­cials.

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