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Major fire at set of Balaji Telefilms' 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' in Chandivli

TV serial's set gutted. Eight engines and four water tankers called in. It took 3 hours to douse the fire that occured at 9:30 pm. Electrical wiring, equipment damaged in the blaze

A major fire broke out at a Chandivli studio on Friday night. The blaze, which started at 9.30 pm, engulfed the set of Balaji Telefilms’ serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. It spread on the ground and first floors within 15 minutes and it took firefighters three hours to douse the flames. No casualties were reported.

Mumbai: Major fire breaks out at studio of Balaji Telefilms in Chandivali
Members of the Mumbai Fire Brigade arrive at the scene. Pics/Prashant Waydande

Mumbai: Major fire breaks out at studio of Balaji Telefilms in Chandivali
Firefighters attempting to form a strategy to control the fire

Fire officials from Marol fire station rushed to the spot at 9.40 pm to douse the fire. As the complete set had caught fire within a short span of time, fire brigade officials had to call eight fire engines and four water tankers.

Mumbai: Major fire breaks out at studio of Balaji Telefilms in Chandivali
A firefighter tries to extinguish the fire

Mumbai: Major fire breaks out at studio of Balaji Telefilms in Chandivali
Locals were seen helping the firefighters, which helped speed-up the process of fire control

Mumbai: Major fire breaks out at studio of Balaji Telefilms in Chandivali
Mohammad Arif (Naseem) Khan addressing locals and mediapersons

A fire official said, on condition of anonymity, “The electrical wiring and equipments were damaged. Even the editing room, light and sound systems, furniture and clothes had caught fire. The fire came under control by 12.20 am and finally we managed to douse it by 1 am.”

Fire incidents in the city
>> Within two days, 83 incidents of fire have been reported in Mumbai
>> On October 23, 27 fire incidents were reported in the suburbs and 14 in the island city
>> On October 24, 32 fire incidents were reported in the suburbs and 10 in the island city

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