A fire broke out at the terminal building of the domestic Chhatrapati Shivaji airport in Mumbai. The fire started on the second floor of the domestic terminal of the airport. Smoke had been detected in the office premises too, according to an ANI report. India Today reported, four fire engines were pressed into service and the fire has now been doused. Operations remained unaffected during the period even as authorities rushed to ensure that the flames do not spread.
In a similar case last year, a fire had broken out at the domestic terminal at the Chennai Airport. Sources had told The Times of India that a short circuit in an exhaust system caused the fire which was then put out immediately. A few years ago fire a fire had broken out at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) room at the Chennai airport which affected flight operations for a few hours according to an Indian Express report. The flames were noticed by the airport staff and five five tenders were engaged and fire was doused within 20 minutes.
(Further details awaited)