Fire in Mumbai residential building kills at least 4 people

January 4, 2018

A woman looks out from the window of a residential building after it was partially damaged in an early morning fire which claimed lives in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out in a residential building in the Indian city of Mumbai early Thursday, killing four people.

Fire officer S. Pawar said the third and fourth floors of the five-story building were engulfed before six fire engines extinguished the blaze in an hour.

A New Delhi television news channel said seven people suffered burns and were taken to a hospital.

Firefighters rescued 11 people trapped on the floors affected by the fire. The cause was being investigated, Pawar said.

The fire occurred in the Marol area of Mumbai, a densely populated city on the west coast and India’s financial and entertainment capital.

A fire at an upscale rooftop restaurant in Mumbai last week killed 15 people.

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