Mumbai: Fire at commercial building in Andheri doused, one fireman injured

By mid day online desk | Mumbai

The blaze erupted around 10 am on the second floor of the seven-storey building at the Madhur Industrial Estate in Andheri which houses several offices

Pic/ Ashish Rane

A fire broke out in a building in suburban Andheri during office hours on Tuesday morning. Though no major injuries were reported, a fire personnel who was at the scene received burn injuries while trying to douse the flames, a spokesperson from the fire department said.

The blaze erupted around 10 am on the second floor of the seven-storey commercial building at the Madhur Industrial Estate in Andheri, according to a fire brigade official.

"The fire was confined to the electric wiring and office furniture of a medical store situated on the building's second floor," the official said.

Eight firefighting engines, a water tanker and five ambulances were rushed to the spot to control the blaze, he said. The fire official who suffered burn injuries on his hands was taken to Cooper Hospital for treatment, he added.

"Thankfully, no office-goer was injured in the incident," the official said, adding that the cause of the fire was still not known.

Last Week on Friday, a fire incident was reported in Kamala Mills compound, which is located in Lower Parel area of Mumbai. The fire broke out behind the popular restaurant-pub Tamasha located on the ground floor of a building located in the Kamala Mills compound at around 11.30 am. According to sources, the fire at the ground floor of an under-construction building was a small intensity blaze which was doused by the workers who were present there.

The blaze, which was triggered by short-circuit, was extinguished within minutes, said a senior official of the Disaster Management Cell of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. "The fire was doused even before the fire brigade team arrived," he said.

A major fire had broken out in Kamala Mills in December last year that resulted in the loss of lives and property damage. Many users on Twitter went on to share photos and videos about the Kamala Mills fire.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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