Mumbai, Sept 11: A low-intensity blaze was reported in Mumbai's Andheri, a bustling commercial-cum-residential locality, on Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported in the fire incident.
The fire had erupted at the Madhu Industrial Estate, based in Andheri East. Preliminary reports claimed the flames had broken out at 10am, subsequent to which, the fire brigade was alerted.
The fire department had rushed four fire-tenders and four water tankers at the spot to douse off the blaze. Although the official confirmation was awaited, social media users from Andheri had confirmed that the fire was brought under control by the time this report was published. According to news agency ANI, no casualties were reported.
#Mumbai: Fire broke out in a building, in Madhu Industrial Estate, Andheri East at 10 am today; 4 fire engines and 4 water tankers present at the spot, no casualties reported pic.twitter.com/uXNkARSWXe
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2018
The incident comes four days after a minor fire broke out in the Kamala Mills compound, located in Lower Parel. Although no casualties were reported, the incident sparked an alarm as a fire at a restaurant based in Kamala Mills had claimed 16 lives last year.
Mumbai has turned prone to minor-intensity fires due to the unplanned construction and unregulated set-ups of restaurants, establishments and commercial parts, claim experts. As per the data maintained by the Mumbai Fire Brigade from 2010-2016, a total of 4,592 entities, including commercial and residential, were red-flagged for flouting the fire safety norms.