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Blaze erupts in Mumbai, 2 firemen injured


Earlier today a massive fire broke out in an industrial area in Marol, Mumbai, leaving two firemen injured. The blaze also destroyed a part of the premises.  

According to reports, the fire started at 1 am in a manufacturing unit where electrical wiring, moulding machines, boilers and other plastic material were stored. 

“The fire officials got a call around 1.16 am about the blaze and right away eight fire engines, six jumbo tankers and one ambulance were dispatched to the spot,” the fire official said.

The fire officials then added, “The personnel along with eight fire engines rushed to the spot. The flames spread over the electrical wiring and other installations and gutted a part of the industrial area. Fire officials managed to douse the flames after hectic efforts for about four hours”. fire official added.

Two firemen sustained minor injuries and were admitted to nearby Cooper Hospital in Juhu and discharged after some minor treatment, the fire brigade official said. The victims have been identified as Jagdish Hangar (32) and Vilash Chhari (53). 

V Panigrahi, deputy chief fire officer, said, “The godown adjacent to the structure has burnt down. Its tin roof collapsed completely, hence there was no smoke.” 

Mumbai has witnessed several fire incidents since December 29, when a Level 4 fire caused by charcoal in a hookah killed 14 people attending a birthday party in Kamala Mills Lower Parel. January 19, a massive fire had broken out at the Navrang studio in the Todi Mills Compound in Lower Parel area.