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[Representational Image] National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi was destroyed in the massive fire that broke early on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016. Picture: Firefighters try to douse the flames after a fire broke out in a commercial building at a textile market in Surat in the western Indian state of Gujarat May 29, 2014.Reuters

A major fire broke out at a building in Mumbai's Malad area on Monday. Bystanders posted pictures of thick smoke enveloping the apartments on social media. 

The fire reportedly broke out at Palm Springs building in Link Road area of Malad, as per social media updates. SEE PHOTOS

Six fire tenders were trying to control the fire, ANI news agency reported. 

The fire broke out on the 4th and 5th floors of the commercial building just after noon, a Mumbai-based journalist told IBTimes India

The Malad building reportedly houses offices and restaurants. 

The crowd that gathered outside after the fire broke out also reportedly caused traffic jams in the busy Mumbai suburb.

In June, a fire in a high-rise in Mumbai's Powai area had killed seven people and injured more than 20. 

Here are some photographs of the Malad fire shared on Twitter: