Make in India week: Fire at Girguam Chowpatty beach doused an hour after breaking out

11 fire tenders rushed to the spot and all those in attendance, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Vidyasagar Rao, have been evacuated immediately.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: February 15, 2016 3:50 am
Make in India week, Maharashtra Night, Girgaum Chowpatty, Maharashtra Night Girgaum Chowpatty, Nine fire engines are currently attempting to douse the fire.

A fire broke out during the Maharashtra Night at Mumbai’s iconic Girgaum Chowpatty beach during a lavani performance. The fire erupted when sparklers were lit during a dance performance on stage.

The entire stage went up in flames within minutes, leading to immediate evacuation. All dignitaries, including CM Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Governor Vidyasagar Rao, several film personalities and foreigners were evacuated.

Watch Video of the Fire at Girguam Chowpatty at Make In India event 

Fourteen fire engines are currently attempting to douse the fire. The first engine made its way into the pavilion almost ten minutes after the fire spread. According to Wizcraft crew, no casualties have been reporter yet. All backstage performers were immediately rushed outside in minutes after fire spread.

Gallery: Fire brings down curtain on Maharashtra Night at Girgaum Chowpatty


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9.43 pm: I first felt that it was part of the fireworks display. But when the flames started growing bigger we realized that it was a fire accident: Lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

9.40 pm: I was reentering the venue when the fire broke out. We were sent back immediately. Everyone is safe: BJP MP Heman Malini.

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9.13 pm: BJP leader Atul Kulkarni said: “I was in front row. A spark went off under the stage. The breeze might have spread the fire.” He added that Fadnavis was escorted immediately out.

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With inputs from Tabassum.

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  1. L
    Feb 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm
    G homam lit by out of size CHADDIs. Is RSS helping the fire, though not to put it out this time.
    1. M
      Feb 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm
      Chalega... SHORT CIRCUIT, as usual. Never take blame on ourselves. Cook up the enquiry by an incompetent-after-retirement-emoluments-seeking-brahmin-judge. All logistics will be provided by KERALITE MAMAs.
      1. V
        Vinit Sharma
        Feb 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm
        Another set back for brahmin witchcraft(aka. Chanakyaa's statecraft). Ber after ber.
        1. N
          Feb 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm
          Now....this is Made in stan, Modi's own country!
          1. F
            Feb 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm
            Incidentally Kavita IYER is a reporter of RACIST BRAHMINISTIC FIRSTPOST-COM. And that is why she is still using her CASTErated LAST NAME.
          2. M
            Feb 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm
            Colonial coolies are back expressing their happiness at something which is called accident!
            1. M
              Feb 14, 2016 at 6:54 pm
              This indicates how much skill and management investment India needs. It bares open the necessity and asking for greater investment of man money and material. No run away from what is required. In a disaster a true entrepreneur see an opportunity where as a loser see it only as disaster - that's the difference.
              1. P
                Feb 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                Selection of chowpaty as the venue was wrong. Even a small fire will turn to be devastating one due to heavy wind from sea
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