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Fire breaks out inside market near Mumbai’s Malad railway station; no casualties reported

Fire-fighting operations are underway at Gupta Market, which houses the popular sweet shop MM Mithaiwala.

mumbai Updated: May 29, 2018 12:33 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao
Sanjana Bhalerao
Hindustan Times
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Fire-fighting operations at Gupta Market, near Malad station, on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

A major fire broke out at Gupta Market, which houses MM Mithaiwala, a popular sweet shop outside Malad (west) station, early on Tuesday morning.

No casualties have been reported so far, but fire-fighting operations are still underway.

After the fire brigade got a call about the blaze at 6.58am, 12 fire engines were rushed to the spot. By mid-day, the fire had been confined to a 5,000 to 7,000 square metre area.

“The fire is now confined,” said chief fire officer PS Rahangdale. “One ambulance and medical staff are also at the spot.”

First Published: May 29, 2018 12:29 IST