Mumbai: Nearly four hours after a major fire broke out at the Metro House building in south Mumbai on Thursday evening, fire-fighters were still battling to completely douse the fire which seems to have been brought under control.
The fire at the Metro House, located near Regal Cinema in Colaba, broke out at around 4 pm.
The Colaba Causeway, a popular commercial street, is also not far off from the fire incident site.
The popular Cafe Mondegar is, in fact, located at street level in the building which caught fire.
In visuals broadcast on TV channels soon after the fire started, thick black smoke could be seen billowing out of the top floor and rooftop of the building.
Eight fire tenders were initially rushed to the spot after the fire started. They were later joined by four fire tenders from Naval Dockyard.
Nearby buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure, reports said.
Manoj Sharma, DCP, Mumbai Police said two persons were rescued from the building.
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