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Mumbai: Short circuit causes minor blaze in Kherwadi slum; no casualties

09:53 AM May 30, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

Mumbai: A minor fire broke out in the slum area near Kherwadi in Bandra East on Tuesday afternoon. However, there were no casualties reported as the fire was doused within half an hours.

A senior official of BMC Disaster Management Department said, “The fire took place in the double-storey structure in the slums around 3.20 pm. The resident also informed that a few sections of shops and balcony on the first floor of the structure were partially gutted in the fire. No casualties have been reported in the incident.”

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An official of Fire Department said, “We had received a call around 3.25 pm from the slum area near Kherwadi. The fire was doused within half and an hour and the fire caused due to the short circuit.”

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The fire brigade had sent two fire tenders and one water tankers at the spot to douse of the fire. Further investigation is being carried out

On January 15 a BEST bus and a car caught fire in Chakala area, Andheri east due to a heavy gas leakage and cylinder exploded inside the bus. Another massive fire broke out in scrap market in Mankhurd area on January 12 where three people were injured in the blaze and 17 fire engines and 10 water tanks were rushed to the spot to douse of the fire. Kurla’s Kapadia Bazar and Ganesh Murti Nagar, cuffe parade were also was in news for fire incident on January 6.

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