A massive fire broke out in Mumbai's Marol in Andheri area on Monday, January 22, leaving two persons injured. No casualties have been reported.
The incident is the seventh of its kind in Mumbai since December 29, when the top floor of a building in Parel's Kamala Mills Compound caught fire and resulted in at least 15 deaths.
Fire officials along with eight fire extinguishing engines rushed to the Mistry Industrial Estate area near Marol after they got a call around 1:30 pm regarding the blaze.
Major damage was caused to the electrical wiring and other installations as the blaze charred a section of the industrial area, fire officials said.
While the officials doused the flames after hours of efforts, two fire personnel sustained injuries in the process. They were rushed to a hospital, and discharged after treatment.
Seven fires in less than a month
It all started with the Kamala Mills blaze on December 29. A major fire broke out on the top floors of Mumbai's Mojo Bistro Bar and the 1Above resto-bar, claiming lives of at least 15 people, including 12 women. In the latest development in the investigation as to what had caused the fire, the police have pointed out at the hookah being served at the Mojo Bistro Bar illegally.
Two managers of the 1Above restaurant have also been apprehended in the Kamla Mills fire case as they, along with the resto-bar staff, fled the spot when people were stranded in the fire on the top floor of the building.
Then, on January 4, the Maimoon building in Mumbai's Marol was engulfed in fire leading to the death of at least four people and over six being injured. The injured were admitted to the city's Holy Spirit Hospital.
Two other fire incidents were reported on January 6, from Nagpada — a neighbourhood in South Mumbai — and KanjurMarg from Mumbai East. No casualties were reported from both the places. However, the fire in the Zia Appartment's basement in Nagpada was very severe.
On January 7, the first floor of a three-storeyed building in Lower Parel caught fire. Firefighters immediately rushed to the spot at Shiv Shakti Industrial Estate and had brought the fire under control.
On January 19, Navrang Studio which has remained shut for few years in Lower Parel's Todi Mills Compound was engulfed in fire. The police on Sunday filed an FIR against the owner of the Studio under Section 285 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), following a complaint by a senior police official.