Firefighters investigate Notan Villa fire and issue notice for violation of safety standards | Bombay News

Mumbai: The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) will carry out a thorough investigation to verify what factors led to the fire at the 7-storey Notan Villa in Khar on Saturday

Mumbai: The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) will carry out a thorough investigation to verify what factors led to the fire at the 7-story Villa Notan in Khar on Saturday. It was the second reported fire in the building in a week and the third in eight months.

Saturday’s fire was reported between the building’s third and fourth floors and firefighters rescued four people using turntable ladders. After that, the power supply to the building was cut off.

Fire Chief Hemant Parab said: “Saturday’s fire has us baffled as there is no electricity in the building and no one is occupying the property at the moment apart from a few security guards. security hired by the family. An investigation to verify the cause of the fire will be carried out following which a notice will be issued to the building once the investigation is complete.

The notice will be for violation of fire safety measures and a non-operational fire-fighting system.

In September last year, a major fire was reported at Notan Villa, killing a 40-year-old Hema Jagwani, due to suffocation after being trapped on the top floor of the building. Following this, the Mumbai Fire Department had issued a notice to the owners of the building for non-compliance with fire safety measures.

Parab said: ‘The owners complied with fire safety measures following our advice in September last year, but failed to maintain the fire-fighting system. In light of this, in less than eight months, another fire was reported in the building last week.

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