A major fire broke out at Mandala scrap market in Mumbai's eastern suburb of Mankhurd early on Friday, but there was no report of any injury, civic officials said. The blaze erupted around 4.15 am at the scrap market located on Veer Jijamata Bhosale Marg, they said. At least 10 fire engines and water takers were sent to the spot, the officials said. Thick black smoke billowing into the sky was visible. A fire brigade official said that the blaze is confined to seven to eight shops in the market, where different types of scrap material, including empty chemical drums, was stored.
Kolkatta saw some fire accidents early September. A battery manufacturing factory in Dankuni in Hooghly also went ablaze at 9.30am on Saturday (Sept. 11). A few workers were working inside the factory when the fire was spotted. Three fire tenders arrived at the scene to tackle the flames, reported a news channel. Earlier, a fire broke out at a wood godown in the heavily congested Nimtala Ghat Street in north Kolkata early on Friday morning. A major fire had broken out at a godown in southwest Kolkata's Taratala area on Sept. 11, Saturday morning, officials said. Twenty fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames, first spotted around 10am, they said.