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5 shops gutted in fire at Mumbai industrial estate

The fire started in the ground-plus-two-storey structure around 9pm on Saturday.

cities Updated: Feb 05, 2018 00:26 IST
A fire broke out in an industrial estate in Mulund on Saturday.(HT File (Representational Image))

The fire-fighting operation to douse the blaze that gutted at least five shops at Shanti Industrial Estate, in Mulund, on Saturday night, went on till Sunday morning.

No one was injured apart from two firemen who sustained minor injuries and were treated at Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar. The fire started in the ground-plus-two-storey structure around 9pm. It intensified into a major fire (level 3) by 10pm, said fire brigade officials.

Deputy chief fire officer R Chaudhary said, “The fire was doused at 5am. Cooling operations were on till 10am. ” He said investigation into the cause of the fire is on.

According to the fire department, the blaze spread to five to six shops that stocked chemical drums, plastic and garments on the first floor. Twenty-five to 30 civic labourers were called to the site for help, said officials. Nine fire engines and water tankers were at the spot during the fire-fighting operation.

The fire was reported hours after a fire broke out in a Thane-bound local train on Friday, near Dadar railway station, gutting one of the coaches. The fire,triggered by brake-binding, spread to parts of the platform, before being brought under control at 10:40pm.

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 00:25 IST