The first one broke out in the compound of the Bombay Hospital on Monday morning. The fire brigade said the fire broke out at the electric substation in the compound of the hospital at around 11:30 am. No casualties were reported.
A senior official attached to the hospital said the reason for the fire could be the faulty placement of the substation.
“It is located right in the centre of the compound between the two wings of the hospital. If necessary steps are not taken to relocate it, such incidences may occur in future,” said the official.
It took about two hours for the fire brigade to douse the fire.
“We will be inspecting the hospital building, and if any irregularities are found we will serve them a notice under the new fire act,” said Chief Fire Officer Uday Tatkare.
Four fire engines and three water tankers were rushed to the spot.
The police have registered a case. “We are investigating if it was a case of negligence,” said Bhaurao Bhawale, senior police inspector of Azad Maidan police station.
Bombay hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in South Mumbai.
Another minor fire broke out in an industrial estate in Andheri (east).
Gala number B-8 on the first floor of the Soonawala industrial estate was gutted. The gala was shut and no casualties were reported. It took 2 hours for the fire brigade to douse the fire.