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Major fire in Bandra West slum updates: Reports say wind speed disrupting firefighting ops, but blaze under control

Major fire in Bandra West slum LIVE updates: A level-3 fire broke out in the Lalmati slums in Mumbai's Bandra West locality on Tuesday. A cylinder blast is suspected to be the cause of the blaze.

FP Staff October 30, 2018 13:07:24 IST
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Major fire in Bandra West slum updates: Reports say wind speed disrupting firefighting ops, but blaze under control

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Oct 30, 2018 - 13:03 (IST)

Fire brigade, ward staffers, local police aiding in firefighting ops, rescue efforts    

A joint team of fire brigade, ward staffers and Mumbai Police personnel has been mobilised to douse the flames, PTI reported. 

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:56 (IST)

No casualty reported o far

The prompt action by the fire department, which brought in nine fire tenders, and eight water tankers, has ensured zero casualties so far.  

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:45 (IST)

Watch: Visuals from Bandra West where a level-III fire broke out

Twitter users started posting pictures and video of the area under siege of the fire. Gutted in blaze were mostly small shanties owned by migrant labourers and poor people living on the margin of posh Bandra Reclamation area. 

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:42 (IST)

Wind speed causing difficulty in firefighting ops 

According to reports, the fire incident took place right opposite Bandra Fire Station and fire tenders were rushed immediately. In the fire-fighting operation, the wind speed is posing difficulties. 

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:36 (IST)

Blaze started around 11.30 am; cylinder blast likely cause

Initial reports suggest that the blaze started at around 11:30 am in the shanties behind Nargis Dutt Nagar. The likely cause is said to be a cylinder blast at one of the homes in the tightly-packed residential slum. However, Firstpost could not independently verify this report. 

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:32 (IST)

Fire near off ramp at Bandra Reclamation area

Social media users tweeted videos of fire trucks trying to douse the flames from the Bandra Reclamation flyover.

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:30 (IST)

Traffic on Western Express Highway suspended briefly 

Traffic from the Western Express Highway towards Lilavati Hospital in Bandra Reclamation and vice versa has reportedly been stopped for some time. More updates on the traffic situation are yet to come. 

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:29 (IST)

Nine fire engines, eight water tankers brought in to douse fire

Nine fire engines and eight water tankers have been brought in to douse the Level 3 fire at the slums opposite the Bandra Fire Station on Nagardas Road. The blaze has reportedly been brought under control.

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:27 (IST)

Level 3 fire at Bandra slum 

A level-3 fire broke out in the Lalmati slums in Mumbai's Bandra West locality on Tuesday. A cylinder blast could be the cause of the blaze. 

Major fire in Bandra West slum LATEST updates: A level-3 fire broke out in the Lalmati slums in Mumbai's Bandra West locality on Tuesday. A cylinder blast is suspected to be the cause of the blaze. 

A joint team of fire brigade, ward staffers and Mumbai Police personnel has been mobilised to douse the flames, PTI reported. 

 

Major fire in Bandra West slum updates Reports say wind speed disrupting firefighting ops but blaze under control

Fire breaks out in Bandra slum.

Traffic from the Western Express Highway towards Lilavati Hospital in Bandra Reclamation and vice versa has reportedly been stopped.

The  fire broke out in the slums opposition the Bandra Fire Station on Nagardas Road. Nine fire engines and eight water tankers are at the site. The blaze has reportedly been brought under control.

Local MLA and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar, who is overseeing the rescue operation, said prima facie the blaze was triggered by a cylinder blast in the slum.

More details awaited.

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