Mumbai, October 6: A fire was reported late on Saturday in Maharashtra's Thane, located next to the state capital Mumbai. The intensity of the fire was low, local media reports said, adding that 6 people have sustained minor injuries. The victims have been rushed to the nearby hospital.
The blaze broke out near Sanskar Classes, located in Thane West, news agency ANI reported. The institute is opposite to the Yes Bank branch in Indira Nagar. Mumbai: Fire Erupts at Andheri East’s Madhu Industrial Estate.
The cause of the fire is reported to be the explosion of a CNG gas cylinder. More details were awaited by the time this report was published.
Maharashtra: Fire breaks out near Sanskar Classes opposite Yes Bank, Indira Nagar, Thane(W) after a CNG gas cylinder exploded. 6 persons injured, taken to a nearby hospital.
— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
The incident comes a week after a major fire was reported in Mumbra region of Thane district. On September 28, a blaze had erupted in Acchar Gali, near Sagar Hotel of Mumbra. 3-5 godowns were gutted in the blaze, whereas, over a dozen people had a narrow escape as they were rescued in time.
Thane and Mumbai have been the two fire-prone regions of Maharashtra, particularly due to the exponential growth in the population, combined with the unplanned development. According to the data shared by the Mumbai Fire Brigade, a total of 4,592 entities, including commercial and residential, were red-flagged for flouting the fire safety norms between 2010-2016.