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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9.18 am:

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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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    Largest.Homam.in.World.by.RSS.CHADDIS
    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.
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      Mil
      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.
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        Vinit Sharma
        Feb 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm
        Another set back for brahmin witchcraft(aka. Chanakyaa's statecraft). Ber after ber.
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          Nawaz.s.blessings
          Feb 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm
          Now....this is Made in stan, Modi's own country!
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            FYI
            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.
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              MyTake
              Feb 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm
              Colonial coolies are back expressing their happiness at something which is called accident!
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                MyTake
                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.
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                  PCKULKARNI
                  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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                    arc
                    Feb 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                    Fate of India under modi foretold.
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                      arc
                      Feb 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm
                      The chief minister runs first. Haha. Chaddi hero.
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                        arc
                        Feb 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                        Unmade in India. Run fir your life. Modi is at work.
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                          arc
                          Feb 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                          ALl READERS. Please note the sankriti in the language of the guy here calling himself DILIP. Where do u think he learnt such language? At the feet of his guru, Mohan Bhagwat of RSS. Nothing explains the kind of filthy lingo ge uses.
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                            arc
                            Feb 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                            Bad omen for India. Rahu Modi, Ketu Amit, Yamraj Bhagwat and Shanidev Rajnath -- most inauious stellar lineup guaranteed to bring bure din.
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                              as
                              Feb 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm
                              Sabotage by brahmin Devendra Fadnavis. Some reason to blame it on Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jains, and of course Jews. Chanakyas know the criminal state craft!!
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                                ashok
                                Feb 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm
                                Unfortunate start for make in India. The organisers should have been more careful.its good that there was no causality.
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                                  Barb Dewyre
                                  Feb 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm
                                  Hafez Saeed is behind this. It bears the distinct trademark of "Made in stan." Incidentally, I make this remark after learning everybody is safe, so bhakts, hold your fire.
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                                    Bhagavath B S
                                    Feb 14, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                                    You are worst than a pig
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                                      BAKSHI
                                      Feb 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm
                                      FIRST MAKE IN INDIA...................... THEN CELEBRATE ATLEAST....................BUT NOT AT THE COST OF FIRE. CELEBRATIONS WITHOUT FIRE-SAFETY MEANS FOOLISHNESS.
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                                        sps
                                        Feb 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                                        He is showing his true colors. His comments reflect his sick mind and upbringing.Best is to ignore him.Anyeay all the bafwords he uses are meant for himself. We should pity him.
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                                          Bijan Mohanty
                                          Feb 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm
                                          These people cannot even manage a local event properly and boast of an economy which will be ahead of China. All tall, empty talks and hue and cry by Modi and his inefficient team.
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                                            rhambo
                                            Feb 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm
                                            Would anyone want to still make in India? I there not a lesson to be learnt from this fire?
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