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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at residential building transformer in Thane; no injuries reported

Updated on: 30 October,2023 03:48 PM IST  |  Thane
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A fire broke out at a residential building's transformer in Thane district of Maharashtra, the officials said

Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at residential building transformer in Thane; no injuries reported

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A fire broke out at a residential building's transformer in Thane district of Maharashtra, the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said on Monday.


According to the civic body, the incident was reported on Monday at about 2:32 pm. A fire broke out at the Mahavitarna transformer at Lakshmi Narayan Residency's H Wing in Devdaya Nagar, Thane (West).


It said that as the information was received, the officials responded swiftly. The disaster management department personnel, the fire brigade and the electricity distribution officials rushed to the spot.


An official said that no injuries were reported in the incident.

The fire, which is believed to have started in close proximity to the transformer, prompted an immediate response from emergency services. At the scene, one fire vehicle, one water tanker, and one rescue vehicle were deployed to control the blaze.

Fortunately, due to the prompt action of all the personnel involved, no injuries were reported at the incident site. The collaborative efforts of the fire brigade and the disaster management department were instrumental in extinguishing the fire.

As a result of the fire, there was a disruption in electricity supply to the Lakshmi Narayan Residency complex. However, efforts are already underway to restore electricity to the area, with the assistance of Mahavitarna employees. The restoration of power is a top priority to ensure the comfort and safety of the residents, the official added.

Meanwhile, in an another incident on Sunday, a fire erupted in the meter room of a residential building in Maharashtra's Thane city in the early hours of Sunday, the RDMC had said on Sunday.

No casualties were reported in the blaze that broke out in the meter room of a ground-plus three-storey building around 3.30 am, chief of the civic disaster management cell Yasin Tadvi said, reported the PTI.

As many as twelve electricity meters were destroyed in the incident, the cause of which is yet to be ascertained, he said.

Local firemen and the RMDC team rushed to the spot and put out the blaze within half an hour, the official said.

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