Fire breaks out at South Mumbai's Crawford Market
A major fire broke out in South Mumbai's busy Crawford market in the wee hours of Sunday, gutting over 60 shops. Fire department officials have managed to douse it. No casualties were reported
A major fire broke out in South Mumbai's busy Crawford market in the wee hours today, gutting over 60 shops.
10 fire engines and 8 tankers reached the spot and doused the blaze.
The blaze occured on early Sunday morning. Pics/Atul Kamble
Firemen carry out rescue operations
The fire broke out in some shops on the ground floor of Crawford market that had illegal lofts at around 5:23 am. Firemen reached the spot around 5.32 am.
"Our control room received an alert at 5:23 AM that a massive fire broke out at Crawford market. Soon 10 fire tenders and eight water tankers were pressed into action," a fire brigade official said.
Nearly 60 shops are said to be gutted in the fire
He added the blaze has been brought under control but efforts to douse it completely was still on. No casualties have been reported.
Over 60 shops, mostly of perfumes and packaging material, were gutted, and the cause behind the blaze is yet to be ascertained.
Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta visited the spot and asked locals who gathered around the market to keep a safe distance from the mishap site.
Crawford market is located in the vicinity of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the shops were mostly housed in old structures.