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Fire Breaks Out At Shopping Centre In Mumbai, 14 Fire Engines At The Spot – NDTV

A fire broke out at a shopping centre in Mumbai’s Borivali early this morning. At least 14 fire engines have been rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire.

There are no reports of any casualties so far, officials said.

Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale said that the fire has been contained at the basement of the building.

“We have deployed a robot to contain the fire. Fourteen fire engines and 13 jumbo tanker are being used to douse the fire,” he said.

The security incharge of the complex claimed that the fire broke out due to a short circuit at one of the shops in the shopping complex. 

“The fire broke out around 2:55 am. The guard informed me and we immediately called the fire department. There are 77 shops inside the complex, all of them deal in mobile phones. Short circuit was the reason for the fire,” said Vijay, the security incharge at the shopping centre.

Ventilation work is being undertaken at the site with the help of JCB by removing side grills of basement.

Last month, a fire incident was reported at the office of the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait in South Mumbai’s Nariman Point area. In another incident, a level-two fire was reported in a few shops at the iconic Crawford market last month.