Massive fire in Mumbai's Malad industrial unit

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New Delhi:

A massive fire broke out at Mumbai’s industrial area at suburban Malad on Tuesday morning, but there were no reports of any casualty, official sources said.

The fire engulfed a commercial unit near Somwar Bazar in the Bombay Talkies industrial area, the sources said. 

#SpotVisuals: Fire has broken out in Somwari Bazar area of Malad West, in Mumbai. 8 fire tenders have rushed to the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway. More details awaited.

— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2018

“The fire broke out at 11.27 am and our control room was informed at 11.50 am. No casualty or injury was reported in the mishap,” an official was quoted as saying by PTI.

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While the cause of the fire was not immediately known, the blaze was doused after eight fire tenders and three jumbo tankers were rushed to the site. Mumbai police personnel, ambulance and officials of the civic ward concerned also reached the site, he said.

Only on August 22, a fire broke out on the 12th floor of a posh high-rise residential building in Dadar area, killing four people and injuring 16 others.

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On August 27, a fire engulfed a three-storey residential building in Parel area.

Local Congress MLA Aslam Sheikh urged the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to set up a plan to check the increasing fire cases in Mumbai.

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