Fire breaks out near Somwar Bazar area at Malad West in Mumbai; no casualties reported, says civic official

Mumbai: A fire engulfed an industrial area in suburban Malad Tuesday morning, but no casualty was reported, a civic official said.

The blaze erupted in a commercial unit near Somwar Bazar in the Bombay Talkies industrial area around 11.30 am, he added.

 Fire breaks out near Somwar Bazar area at Malad West in Mumbai; no casualties reported, says civic official

Image of fire at an industrial unit at Somwari Bazar area of Malad West. ANI

Eight fire fighting engines and three jumbo tankers were rushed to the site and the blaze was brought under control, the official said.

"The fire broke out at 11.27 am and our control room was informed at 11.50 am. No casualty or injury was reported in the mishap," he said.

Mumbai police personnel, ambulance and officials of the civic ward concerned also reached the site, he said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, the official said.

Local Congress MLA Aslam Sheikh demanded that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) come up with a comprehensive plan to check the increasing fire incidents in
the megacity.

On 22 August, a fire broke out on the 12th floor of a high-rise residential building in Dadar area, killing four people and injuring 16 others.

On 27 August, a fire engulfed a three-storey residential building in Parel area, but there was no casualty.

Updated Date: Sep 04, 2018 14:40:00 IST