Just days after a major fire broke out in a residential building in Thane city, another similar incident was reported this afternoon. According to ANI, a fire broke out at the Girija Heights Building on Friday afternoon. The incident took place on the fourth floor of the building. However, no casualties have been reported and 153 people were evacuated from the building. 8 fire tenders and 70 firemen are present at the spot.
This is the latest in a series of fires in Mumbai. Earlier in the day, a fire broke out in Navrang Studios in Lower Parel’s Tody Mills compound. On Monday, a fire broke out in the electrical meter box of a residential building in Thane. Following the blaze, all 29 families residing in the seven-storey building, located near the Thane railway station, were shifted out. A 32-year-old woman suffered from suffocation due to the dense smoke following the fire which had erupted around 3 am.
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Two cars parked near the electrical meter box were also damaged. The firemen and personnel of the disaster management cell along with local police rushed to the spot upon getting information and managed to douse the flames. Officials from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd also reached the spot to help civic officials with the electrical wiring and related matters. Prima facie the fire was suspected to have been caused by a short-circuit.
Not only highrise building but even a train was charred at the Thane Railway station on Wednesday. The incident happened in an empty suburban local train near Thane station around 1.45 AM after the train had finished its services for the day. Operated by the Central Railway (CR), the train was parked on a siding track near Platform 1 when the fire broke out. Thane Fire Brigade officials responded to the alert and rushed four fire engines and two water tankers to the station. The train was empty, and there were no casualties reported. Firefighters took around 30 minutes to douse the blaze.
Not very long ago, a major fire incident took place at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel where around 15 people died and several others were injured. The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city.