25 shops gutted after fire breaks out in industrial estate in Mumbai suburb; no casualties reported
Preliminary investigations suggest that the fire at Kama industrial estate, Goregaon, started because of short circuitmumbai Updated: Jan 27, 2018 12:48 IST
A major fire gutted around 25 small shops in Kama industrial estate, in Mumbai’s western suburb of Goregaon, on Saturday morning. No injuries have been reported.
The fire started around 8am in the ground floor of the two-storey building.
The fire brigade sent five fire engines to the spot. “The building has shop-like structures, but they were being used as a factory,” said chief fire officer P Rahangdale. “As it was early morning, there were no people in the building.”
Rahangdale said several of the shops had combustible material such as scrap, because of which the fire spread rapidly. “It was a minor fire initially, but then it turned into a major fire. It took us an hour to bring it under control,” he said. Fire-fighters were able to confine the blaze to 25 shops, each admeasuring about 100 sqm.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the fire began because of a short circuit, but detailed investigations are underway.