It took nearly three hours to douse the flames that engulfed the third floor of the Swapnalok Complex on SD Road, Secunderabad on Friday night. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties in this fire that broke out due to a short circuit. The fire personnel, who were quick to respond, managed to rescue nearly 20 people who were trapped on the terrace of the five storey building.
According to fire personnel, around 8.30 pm, a few workers on the ground floor of the complex noticed smoke gushing out of the windows of the third floor, which houses Admiral Logistics and Ship Cargo Services and alerted the fire control room and Mahankali police. Fire personnel along with six fire tenders from Secunderabad, Begumpet and other areas rushed to the spot and began fire fighting exercise.
Around 20 people who were on the fourth and fifth floors hurried on to the terrace of the building and they were brought down by the fire personnel using a rear staircase.