Mumbai Fire Brigade Raids Cricket Club of India, Bombay Gymkhana in Its Drive Against Fire Safety Norms Violations
Mumbai Fire Brigade raided Cricket Club of India and Bombay Gymkhana in its drive against fire safety norms violations (Photo Credits: ANI)

Mumbai, January 10: In the wake of increasing fire incidents in the city, the Mumbai Fire Brigade(MFB) on Thursday raided the Cricket Club of India in its drive against fire safety norms violations. Lapses like insecure electrical equipment and illegal alteration and obstruction of passage were found on the premises of the club. The MFB also raided the Bombay Gymkhana today. Mumbai Fire: Blaze Engulfs Slum in Malad, 4 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot.

According to Maharashtra government, there have been over 49,000 incidents of fire in Mumbai in the last one decade till November last year, killing more than 600 people. Minister of State for Urban Development Ranjit Patil had said in the state Assembly that a total of 49,391 fire mishaps were reported in the megapolis between 2008 and 2018. Mumbai: Fire Breaks at Trident Hotel in Nariman Point and Afzal Restaurant in Mazgaon, No Casualties Reported.

Faulty electricity systems caused 33,946 blazes, 1,116 incidents were due to gas leakage while 14,329 cases were due to other reasons, the minister had said in November last year. According to Patil, as many as 609 people and seven fire brigade personnel died in these incidents during the 10-year period while properties worth Rs 110.42 crore were destroyed.

In December last year also, there were several incidents of fire reported in the city. In one of the incidents, a level-3 fire broke out at the ESIC Kamgar Hospital in the bustling Andheri locality of Mumbai on December 16. Around eight people were killed in the incident while various others injured. The fire reportedly broke out near the operation theatre of the five-storey hospital and quickly spread horizontally and vertically, trapping around 155 people.