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Major fire at building in Girgaum, no casualties

No casualties were reported at the time of going to press, while efforts were on to contain the fire

mumbai Updated: Oct 31, 2016 01:53 IST
Ht Correspondent
Ht Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A major fire broke out at a three-storey residential-cum-commercial building in Girgaum on Sunday night.

No casualties were reported at the time of going to press, while efforts were on to contain the fire. The fire broke at Mehta Mension building at Tribhuvandas road near dreamland theatre at around 8pm. “The fire is confined to the electric wiring installation on the first and second floor of the building. The fire has spread till the third floor,” said a fire brigade officer.

Authorities stated that since it was a Sunday, they expect that there were lesser number of persons in the building than regular days. The fire brigade has pressed in to service several fire engines and tankers. The fire brigade and the police have cordoned off the area to ensure that there are no hindrances in dousing the fire.

Another fire incident was reported at Sai Niwas building on P D’Mello Road around 3.42 pm on Sunday. The fire was brought under control within no time, and no casualties were reported in the mishap. As per fire brigade officials, 13 vehicles including eight fire engines and five tankers, were pressed into action. Investigation is on to ascertain what started the fire.

Another major fire broke out in Thane at a cotton waste godown at at Kalyan Shil Phata road on Sunday morning.

The fire was huge enough to engulf the entire godown. The locals alerted the fire brigade and police, who rushed to the spot.

The blaze was brought under control within a couple of hours. Two fire engines and two water tankers were wheeled in to douse the flames. No injuries were reported.

An official from Regional Disaster Management Cell - Thane said, “The whole godown, which had cotton and wooden blocks, was burnt . The fire was brought under control and the reason for the fire is still unknown.”

First Published: Oct 31, 2016 01:49 IST