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Mumbai: Fire breaks out in multiple scrap cars near Teacher's Colony in Bandra

Updated on: 06 February,2024 08:09 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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A massive fire broke out in multiple scarp cars near Teacher's Colony in Bandra East of Mumbai

Mumbai: Fire breaks out in multiple scrap cars near Teacher's Colony in Bandra

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A massive fire broke out in mutiple cars near Teacher's Colony in Bandra East area of Mumbai, the officials said.

According to the civic officials, the incident was reported at around 6:30 pm, behind Teacher's Colony, near Shamshan Bhumi on Bandra Service Road. 

"The incident was swiftly reported by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's Mumbai  Fire Brigade," an official said.

The fire was categorised as a Level 1 blaze. It was confined to an area housing approximately 100-150 scrap vehicles, covering an estimated area of 1000 square feet, the civic body said.

Mumbai Fire Brigade initiated firefighting operations, deploying one hose line to combat the flames. The situation was deemed to be under control.

Authorities mobilised in response to the incident included BMC's Mumbai Fire Brigade and the local police department. Their coordinated efforts played a crucial role in containing the fire and preventing its escalation to neighboring areas, the officials said.

The BMC said that no injuries were reported in the incident.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out in an under-construction commercial building in Navi Mumbai and the fire brigade battled the blaze in an overnight operation that ended on Tuesday morning, an official said.

No casualties were reported in the fire that erupted on the 28th floor of the building in the Shiravane MIDC area around 6.30 pm on Monday, the official said.

Wooden slabs on the top-most floor caught fire. Five fire engines were dispatched to the scene to contain the blaze, he said.

Firefighting operations continued overnight and ended around 9 am on Tuesday, the official said, adding that a probe will be conducted to ascertain the cause of the fire.

In an another incident, a fire broke out at a commercial complex, which had a hospital among other establishments, in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district on Tuesday morning, a fire official said.

No casualties were reported in the blaze that erupted in the office of a finance company on the third floor of Sai Midas Complex around 9.30 am, the official said.

There is a hospital on the second floor of the multi-storey complex, and all patients and staff were evacuated safely, he said.

"Four water tankers were dispatched to the scene, and the fire was brought under control in one hour. There was a hospital on the second floor, and patients and staff were evacuated safely," said Shankar Misal, chief fire officer of the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation.

The cause for the fire is yet to be ascertained, he said. 

(with PTI inputs)

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