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Fire in Thane and Kasara; no one hurt

The fire in Thane broke at a house, and the Kasara fire broke at the railway station

mumbai Updated: Apr 29, 2018 23:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Thane,Kasara,Mumbai
The fire started in the bedroom of the Thane apartment, which was a spare bedroom not in use by the occupant of the flat.(HT/PRAFUL GANGURDE)

A fire broke out on the 28th floor of a plush residential building at Hiranandani Estate in Thane on Sunday; however, no casualty was reported as the firefighting system of the building was functioning. The fire broke out in the bedroom of a flat on the 28th floor of the building owned by Sunita Sheth.

Santosh Kadam, chief regional disaster management officer said, “The fire started in the bedroom of this apartment. The bedroom was a spare bedroom not in use by the occupant of the flat, thus the cause of the fire is yet unknown. The fire broke out at 11.00 am, one fire engine and one rescue vehicle was sent on the spot. However, the situation was under control and no one was injured.”

Fire at Kasara railway station

The carriage and wagons department office near the station master office of Kasara railway station caught fire on Sunday at around 5 pm. No injury was reported in the incident. Fire tender of Igatpuri Nagar parishad rushed to the spot to control the fire. The cause of the fire is ascertained as short circuit in the electric system inside the room. Followed by the incident the railway decided to shut the OHE (overhead equipment) for safety reasons.

Followed by the incident the railway decided to shut the OHE (overhead equipment) for safety reasons.

“When the fire took place for safety concerns we immediately shut the OHE between 5.30 to 6 pm. The incident did not cause any delay in the local services,” said A K Jain, public relation officer, central railway.

The incident have however raised concerns over the fire safety at railway stations. Kalyan-Kasara- Karjat railway passenger association general secretary Shyam Ubale complained that the railway stations are not equipped with fire fighting equipments.

“The railway had to call fire tenders from outside to fight the fire. This shows that the railway is not equipped with fire equipments to handle such fire incidents,” said Ubale.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 23:09 IST