Mumbai slum suffers massive level 3 fire, no casualty reported

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Fire accident in Mumbai (Representational image)
Fire accident in Mumbai (Representational image)

New Delhi : Massive fire broke in slum location in Bandra West area of Mumbai. Preliminary reports indicated it is a level three fire. Nine fire engines and eight water tankers were on the accident spot to douse the blaze.

The major fire accident came into notice at 11.50 am in Nargis Dutt Nagar slum, located opposite Bandra fire station in Bandra (West), the disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement.

"A joint team of fire brigade, ward staffers and Mumbai Police personnel has been mobilised to douse the flames," it added.

As per unofficial sources, the fire brust took place due to blast of cooking gas cylinder. No information of any casualty has been reported as of now.

Local MLA and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar is overseeing the rescue operation, which is underway. Prima facie, the fire was triggered by a cylinder blast in the slum, said Shelar.

As fire fighters attempted to control the situation, a big cloud of smoke was witnessed by people around.

Earlier in August, four people, including an elderly woman, died and sixteen were injured in a fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment building in central Mumbai. The apartment was home to over hundred people.

For now, further details are yet to come. Investigation is on the way.

Responding to the tweets of people, the Mumbai police tweeted "the fire near the Bandra flyover is spreading and fire brigades are less". Cops and fire brigade has been spotted for help.