Fire breaks out in cafeteria of Thane theatre, customers evacuated safely
A fire broke out in the cafeteria of a theater at the High Street Mall in Kapurbawdi, Thane, on Saturday night, officials said.
The customers were evacuated safely but three fire brigade officials suffocated and one suffered minor injury during the incident, they added.
Around 11.30pm on Saturday, the manager of the theatre, who was on the third floor, suddenly saw a fire breaking out in the snack corner area. He immediately informed the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane and Fire brigade officials.
A team of six fire brigade officials, with two rescue vehicles, one jumbo water tanker and two rescue van reached the spot, evacuated the customers through the backside gate and tried to control the fire for almost five hours. In the morning, the fire was under control.
“The fire brigade is still investigating the reason behind the fire. Some night shows were cancelled immediately after the fire broke out. While dousing fire, due to heavy smoke, firemen Deepak Borade, Sunil Darade, Vishal Patil, suffocated during the operation and another fireman J P wagh suffered minor injury. All of them were released from hospital after basic treatment,” said an RDMC officer.
Following heavy rains and discharge of water from dams, the Maharashtra government has deployed a NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team at Sangli district as a precautionary measure. The state government has taken the step as Sangli and Kolhapur districts are flood-prone areas. A NDRF team from Pune left for Sangli on Friday afternoon, met Walwa tehsildar Pradeep Ubale and discussed steps to be taken to prevent loss of human and property.
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The worst-hit were the Mumbai-Nashik Highway, Eastern Express Highway and Ghodbunder Road. Potholes on the Mumbai-Nashik Highway added to the woes of the commuters who were stuck for hours in the traffic. Even ambulances found it difficult to commute from the highway. Traffic jams were also reported on the several internal roads of Thane, especially the Majiwada Circle, Teen Hath Naka.
The city will likely witness light to moderate rainfall in the next few days, whereas ghat regions around Pune are likely to experience isolated extremely heavy rainfall till August 15, said India Meteorological Department officials. As per the extended range forecast issued by the IMD on Friday, rainfall is likely to be normal in most parts of Maharashtra till August 19. On Friday, Tamhini ghat received 31.5 cm of rainfall in 24 hours.
Train operations on the Pune-Mumbai route were thrown out-of-gear for more than two hours following a major landslide in the ghat section between Lonavla and Karjat at 12.50 am on Friday. Due to heavy rainfall, boulders and muck fell at km 111/800 on the 'up' line between the Nagnath-Palasdhari section at Lonavla and the ghat section at Karjat. The location is cutting of height 8 to 9 metre and in approach of tunnel number 26.