A fire broke out in shanties near Malwani area of Malad in Mumbai, on Monday, 24th December in the morning. According to early reports, five fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot to douse the flames. No casualties had been reported at that time. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Speaking to reporters, VN Panigrahi, the deputy chief fire officer said, “Nine motor pumps and eight water tankers are here. Firefighting operations are underway but the fire is under control. There are no reports of any casualty yet.”
On Sunday, a ‘Level-2’ fire broke out in a cloth factory at Damu Nagar near MIDC bus stop in Kandivali (East). At least four fire tenders were present at the spot. Another fire broke out in Krishna Complex at Gundavali in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi on Sunday. There was no loss of life or casualty in the blaze, stated Datta Salvi, the Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation.