Minor fire at IIT-Bombay brought under control

Mar 08, 2016, 22:02 IST | A Correspondent

A minor fire broke out at the Powai campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), on Tuesday evening. The fire started broke out in a garbage dump behind a hostel. The fire brigade was called immediately and the blaze doused within 5-10 minutes.

According to information provided by fire control room, a call was received at around 5.30pm on Tuesday regarding a fire on IIT-B campus. One fire tender was sent to the spot that managed to douse the fire. Since it was a garbage dump that had caught fire due to unknown reason, nobody was injured.

A student of the institute, who did not wish to be named, told mid-day, “There are 2-3 garbage collection points inside campus from where the waste is then segregated. It was one of these points that was on fire. But it was soon under brought control.”

When mid-day contacted N S Dabholkar, Public Relation Officer of the institute, he mentioned that it could not be big incident as only some small scrap material had caught fire.

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