1 dead, over 800 hutments gutted as massive fire engulfs Mumbai slums
Thick smoke can be seen billowing from Anand Nagar and Appa Pada areas in Malad East.
Two major fires have been reported in a slum area in Mumbai's Malad East, with one declared as level-3 fire. Smoke can be seen billowing from Anand Nagar and Appa Pada areas in Malad East. The fire officials received the first call regarding the blaze in Anand Nagar at around 4.52pm, which the Brihanmumbai Municpical Corporation (BMC) declared as level 1 and later upgraded it to level 2.
Fire tenders, jumbo water tankers and other equipment were engaged in controlling the blaze. An ambulance has been also stationed at the site. No details were immediately available on the cause of the fire.
Sharing an update on the situation, BMC said there have been explosions in 15-20 LPG cylinders and 10 lines of 12 motor pumps are in operation at the spot. A dead body was also recovered and sent to hospital.