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Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Crawford Market, six fire engines on spot

As per the preliminary information, the fire is restricted to four shops in the British-era Crawford market.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2020 9:16:28 pm
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A fire broke out at the iconic Crawford Market in South Mumbai Thursday evening. Six fire engines and five Jumbo water tankers have been rushed to the spot. No injuries have been reported so far.

As per the preliminary information, the fire was confined to four shops in the British-era market.

The fire brigade received a call about the blaze at the market around 6.15 pm, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The fire has been doused.

“It is a level two fire and fire engines have been rushed to the spot,” the official said. Personnel of the BMC ward office, police and ambulances have also reached the site.

The fire is confined in the loft of 2 to 3 galas, with heavy smoke being reported, along with breaking of shutters of adjacent galas, the Mumbai fire brigade said in a statement.

“Firefighting is on and nobody was reported injured in the blaze,” the fire brigade official said. The cause of the fire is being ascertained, he said.

(Inputs from PTI)

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