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Garage, five godowns catch fire in Mumbai, no one injured

Seven Mercedes cars, collectively worth Rs70 lakh, and scrap items worth Rs50 lakh were destroyed.

mumbai Updated: Feb 17, 2018 23:37 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
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Fire tenders from Kalyan and Bhiwandi reached the spot and doused the flames by 10 am.(HT Photo)

A major fire broke out at a garage in Yevai village in Bhiwandi at 4 am on Saturday. No one was hurt, said officials. However, the flames spread to five small godowns in the area, which were charred. Seven Mercedes cars, collectively worth Rs70 lakh, and scrap items worth Rs50 lakh were destroyed, said officials.

“We received a call at 4 am,” said Suraj Yadav, fire officer from Kalyan.

Fire tenders from Kalyan and Bhiwandi reached the spot and doused the flames by 10 am.

Fire officials said locals had set a garbage heap near the godown ablaze. Owing to strong winds, the fire spread to the nearby garage.

“The fire intensified as flammable material such as rubber cans, wood and plastic were stored in the gowdowns. The incident has led to a loss of property,” he added.

First Published: Feb 17, 2018 23:37 IST