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Fire breaks out in Mumbai’s Malad, no casualties reported

Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot and fire fighting operations were underway.

mumbai Updated: Sep 04, 2018 15:28 IST
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Fire broke at NLRoad,Somwar Bazar, Near Masjid,Bombay Talkies industrial area, Malad (W) in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Satyabrata Tripathy /HT Photo)

A fire broke out in the Bombay Talkies industrial area compound in Mumbai’s Malad on Tuesday morning but no casualty was reported, a civic official said.

The fire, declared a level two fire, broke out around 11;30 am in one of the shops at LN Road near Somwar Bazar.

Eight fire fighting engines and three jumbo tankers were rushed to the site and the blaze was brought under control, the official said.

Mumbai police personnel, ambulance and officials of the civic ward concerned also reached the site, he said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, the official said.

Local Congress MLA Aslam Sheikh demanded that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) come up with a comprehensive plan to check the increasing fire incidents in the megacity.

On August 22, a fire broke out on the 12th floor of a posh high-rise residential building in Dadar area, killing four people and injuring 16 others.

On August 27, a fire engulfed a three-storey residential building in Parel area, but there was no casualty.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Sep 04, 2018 12:10 IST