The losses are yet to be confirmed as the security personnel have not been able to enter the building.At around 4.30 am, a security guard noticed thick smoke emanating from the showroom and alerted the fire and rescue service personnel. While all the shops along South Usman Road had to be evacuated, T Nagar flyover has been closed to traffic on all sides.At around 1.00 pm, the firemen had to bring down a portion of the back of the building to extinguish the fire. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. Tamil Nadu is situated in the Southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by the union territory of Pudducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
At least 12 men who were working in the canteen on the seventh floor were rescued using a skylift.
Chennai is nicknamed "The Detroit of India", with more than one-third of India's automobile industry being based in the city.
In January 2015, it was ranked third in terms of per capita GDP.
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