Minor fire at Byculla; No casualties

A minor fire occurred in the Railway quarters at Byculla on Friday night at around 10.28 pm.

The fire was triggered by a short circuit and it was confined to an electric wire. Two fire engines were sent to the spot and the fire was doused within minutes.

No casualty was reported. This is the second fire in a week after a high rise in Powai that led to massive destruction. That fire was triggered by a short circuit in the air conditioner too, and resulted in the death of 7 civilians.

The city lost 4 of its senior fire brigade officials to another fire in Kalbadevi last month.

Incidents like these have underlined the lack of awareness among citizens as well as lapses on part of the fire brigade and BMC.

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