Mumbai: Major fire breaks out at a factory in Kurla; no casualties reported

Updated: Dec 27, 2019, 22:00 IST | Chetna Sadadekar | Mumbai

While no injuries or casualties have been reported so far, the fire fighting operations are on in full swing

A screengrab of the video shows the industrial gala burning in Kurla
A screengrab of the video shows the industrial gala burning in Kurla

A major fire broke out on Friday evening at an industrial gala, Ashapura Compound at Subhash Nagar, Khairani Road, Sakinaka. While it was level III fire call initially, the message soon turned in to a major fire call of level IV where nine fire Engines, two quick response vehicles, four fire tenders, nine jumbo tankers and a water tanker for additional supply is in operation.

While there are no injuries or casualties reported so far, the fire fighting operations are on in full swing, a civic official said. Fire is confined to about 30 to 35 galas/godowns containing various chemicals having Ground floored, plus one and two storey structures, informed the Fire chief, PS Rahangdale.

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Fire tenders at the spot of the incident as they undertake firefighting operations to douse off the fire. Picture/Anurag Ahire

He also said that foam tenders from MARG Group (HPCL, BPCL, IOC, BARC, and RCF) and MBPT have been asked to be deployed through disaster management cells as it is a chemical fire and additional stock of foam is needed to fight this fire. JCB and dumpers to are deployed at the spot because the road is narrow and is likely to need demolition for clearing the encroachment said civic officials of the ward.

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