Highrise fire keeps families off bounds
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.