A 15-year-old girl died in a fire that broke out in Saitan Chowki police quarters at Dadar police station compound in Mumbai on Sunday, reported ANI. Four fire engines rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
The flames erupted around 1.45 pm in one of the quarters on the third floor of the five-storey building, an official at Dadar police station told PTI. Several electrical installations and household items were gutted. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. More details awaited.
Earlier on April 29, a major fire broke out at a Big Bazaar outlet in Matunga Road station area. However, no injuries were reported as the shopping centre was evacuated safely due to a timely alert by a security guard in the neighbouring building.
On April 20 too, a fire was reported at a chemical plant located in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in the Dombivli district. However, no loss of life was reported in that incident too. Eight fire engines were engaged in the task of dousing the flames, the officials said.