Huge fire at Navrang studio building in Mumbai’s Todi Mills compound; one fireman injured
Fifteen fire tenders were used to battle the blaze, which started around 1am on Friday and was brought under control after four hoursmumbai Updated: Jan 19, 2018 10:38 IST
A fire broke out in a building inside the industrial estate located in Todi Mills compound, Lower Parel, around 1am on Friday. The dilapidated building, which used to house Navrang Studio, was unoccupied, fire officials said.
One fireman, Dinesh Patil from Worli fire station, suffered minor injuries on his leg while fighting the blaze, and has been admitted to Nair hospital.
Todi Mills is located bang opposite Kamala Mills, where three weeks ago, a fire broke out in a bistro and spread rapidly, killing 14 customers.
The fire started on the top floor of the ground plus four-storey building, and was raging by 2 am. Fifteen fire tenders and an ambulance were rushed to the spot, and it took the firemen more than four hours to subdue the fire. It was brought under control by 5.35 am.
“The fire was confined to the industrial estate. As the building is old, we fought the fire from the adjacent building,” said chief fire officer PS Rahangdale. “A small section of the top of the building had collapsed, and it looked risky to enter the building,” said another fire official, who did not wish to be named, explaining the decision not to enter the structure.
Officials are now trying to ascertain what set off a fire in the old structure which has been lying unoccupied since a few years.
Since December, Mumbai has seen several fires, with four of the incidents claiming a total of 31 lives.
Twelve workers were killed when a fire broke out in a farsan shop in Saki Naka while they were fast asleep, on December 18.
On December 29, 14 people were killed after a fire broke out in an upscale pub in Kamala Mills compound and spread.
On January 4, four members of a family, including two children, died and five others were injured after short circuit triggered a fire in a flat in Marol, Andheri (East).
A 20-year-old man, who worked for a television serial production unit, was killed in a fire at the Cinevista film studio in Kanjurmarg on January 6.