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The fire broke out at a factory located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation area about 10.15 am.
Chief Fire Officer PS Rahangdale said the drive was carried out between December 27-30 and involved checking of fire-fighting equipment etc.
This is said to be the third major fire in Mumbai in the last 48 hours. Mumbai fire department has declared this as a Level-II fire and eight fire tenders are at the spot.
Nirupam said a comprehensive enquiry should be set up in the fire incidents that have claimed 20 lives in the past 12 days.
The fire comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the 29 December inferno at the Kamala Mills compound of Mumbai, in which 14 people were killed.
When asked about the identity of the deceased, the official said prima facie they are workers but it is yet to be confirmed.
Around 70 per cent of buildings in India's financial capital do not comply with minimum fore safety standards.
The commission has also asked them to submit a detailed report in the matter within four weeks, including action taken against the guilty, if any.
Minister of State for Urban Development Ranjit Patil said in the state Assembly that a total of 49,391 fire mishaps were reported in the megapolis between 2008 and 2018.
The blaze started around 8.20 pm in the apartment located on 10th floor of the 21-storey building when the family was performing a puja.
The incident occurred at around 8:30 PM in the 10th and 11th floor of the Kadam Chawl SRA building, near Oberoi Towers in Andheri West's Veera Desai road.
The first fire broke out around 12 noon in Bandra west's Nargis Dutt slum followed by over half a dozen deafening explosions as gas cylinders exploded.
The fire at two rooftop restaurants -- Mojo's Bistro and '1 Above' -- at Kamala Mills Compound in central Mumbai on December 29, 2017 claimed 14 lives.
The 16 injured, including six women, were undergoing treatment and their condition was reported to be stable, it said. the victims were identified as Bablu Shaikh (36) and Shubhada Shelke (62).
As many as 295 fires have erupted in Mumbai since the devastating blaze in Kamala Mills Compound on December 28, 2017.