Kamala Mills fire: How it happened

Top angle view of the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel, where fire broke out early on Friday. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Dec 29, 2017, 05.43 AM (IST)

A deadly fire which tore through Mumbai's Kamala Mills complex on Friday has claimed 14 lives. The majority of those killed were women attending a birthday party at a rooftop restaurant.

More than a dozen people were taken to nearby hospitals and two were in critical condition.

Here is a detailed account of the incident:

  • The fire department received a call about the blaze around 12:30 am.
  • The fire started from 1 Above rooftop restaurant in Kamala Mills building. The fire is thought to have been caused by a short circuit.
  • The blaze quickly spread to two adjacent bars, destroying the entire building in 30 minutes.
  • More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze.
  • A rescue operation was launched to pull out the people trapped inside the pub.
  • The fire was finally brought under control around 6.30 am.
  • An FIR has been registered against the 1 Above restaurant.
  • It added that the transmission of a number of television channels which have their offices at Kamala Mills was affected.