A massive fire broke out at one of the expensive marriage lawns of the Entertainment Paradise Multiplex Cinema in Jaipur on Thursday afternoon. As many as 12 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The police authorities said that no loss of life was reported in the incident. The fire reportedly broke out around 2:45 PM at the set of one of the marriage lawns in the Jawahar circle area. The lawn is located at an area very gala weddings take place.
A senior police officer told TOI that the whole set and its decorations have turned into ashes. He said that fire did not affect the proceedings of the cinema hall which is away and no loss of life was reported from the accident. However, police believe that the set that caught fire is worth crores of rupees. “We are investigating the cause of the fire and will also register a case against those responsible for the negligence,” the officer added.
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Interestingly, a number of fire cases have been reported in the last two weeks. First, a fire broke out at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills, killing 14 people while several others were left injured. The cause of this fire was allegedly a hookah from a nearby restaurant.
Later on Saturday, another massive fire broke out at Cinevista studio in east central Mumbai, killing one technician. When the incident took place, two TV serials: ‘Bepanaah’ and ‘Haasil’, were being shot at the studio.
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Initial reports had indicated there were no casualties in the fire since the actors and crew members had safely exited the premises. It is not clear how the audio assistant, identified by the police as Gopi Verma, got stuck.
The fire had reportedly started somewhere close to the studio’s generator, and spread. By the time fire engines rushed to the studio in Kangurmarg, the flames leaping out of the studio could be seen from a few kilometres away.