On Friday, a massive fire broke out in Oshiwara, Mumbai. The fire broke out in a furniture market in Oshiwara, neighbourhood of Northern Mumbai. The furniture market is situated on the Relief Road. According to Daily New Analysis, two LPG cylinder explosions are reported to have taken place but there is no confirmation from the government officials. Sixteen fire engines and twelve water tankers have been rushed to the spot to control the fire. No casualties though, have yet been reported.
Dreamland theatre and Maker Building of Mumbai met the same fate last year. While the fire at Dreamland building did not cause any casualties, the fire at Maker Building which is situated in one of the plushest areas of Mumbai claimed two lives.The fire had started at an electric installation on the first floor and later spread to the third floor. Fortunately, the building was evacuated as soon it could be and had caused no casualties. The fire at Maker building though, engulfed the apartments at the second floor had claimed two lives. The reason of the fire is unknown. Although, according to the residents, the fire department worked swiftly, it took them two hours to control it.
One of the major fire in Mumbai, broke out in Damu Nagar slum in Kandivali last year and had claimed two lives. The explosion was suspected to have been caused due to multiple gas cylinder explosion. Around 20,000 huts had burnt to ground. The local residents had first heard loud explosions following by massive fire which spread rapidly.