Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a commercial building at a market in Masjid Bunder in South Mumbai on Sunday. Over 40 hours after a fire broke out at a commercial building in a cutlery market in South Mumbai, efforts are still on to soak the flames. Two fire brigade staff were injured on Monday amid the operation. They were rushed to the hospital and afterward discharged after treatment.
The fire broke out around 4.30 pm on Sunday in the ground-plus-three-story structure, found close Juma mosque in Masjid Bunder range, the authorities said. It was at first labeled as a ‘level-3’ fire but afterward raised to ‘level-4’, they said. Seventeen fire vehicles, as enormous water tankers and three turn-table steps, have been squeezed into service.
Firefighters are on the spot and efforts are still underway to soak the blazes, a fire brigade official said. The cause of the blaze was, however, to be found out, he said. As the building has godowns of garment, cutlery, and chemicals, thick smoke was exuding making it troublesome to put out the inferno, a fire official said. He said usually likely the first time after the 2012 blaze in the state secretariat that a fire fighting operation has gone on for so long in the city. No injuries have been reported so far in the incident. There was a small electric shot circuit on Sunday afternoon at the shop which turned out to be big later in the wee hours on Monday.