Mumbai: Massive fire in Bandra's Garib Nagar area under control, 16 fire engines deployed

Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway, and the cause of the fire is not known yet.

Published: 26th October 2017 05:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2017 12:48 AM   |  A+A-

The fire forced the railway authorities to halt train services on the harbour line, a senior railway official said. | Image Courtesy: @ANI


MUMBAI: A massive fire, which broke out in the Behrampada-Garibnagar slum area near the eastern side of the suburban Bandra railway station here, had been brought under control, a fire brigade official said.

The fire-fighting team was making relentless efforts to douse the flames, he added.

"The fire is almost under control and we have contained it from all sides," the official said, adding that if everything went according to the plan, cooling operations would commence soon.

The fire broke out at around 4.20 pm when municipal officials were carrying out an anti-encroachment drive outside the busy station.

No casualties had been reported among the residents of the area, while a fire brigade personnel was injured, the official said.

At least 16 fire engines and 10 water tankers were pressed into service to douse the flames.

The blaze forced the Western Railway to stop the Harbour Line services between Wadala and Andheri, in both directions, between 4.25 pm and 4.50 pm. The services were resumed subsequently.

The flames also touched the windows of the booking office at the south side foot overbridge (FOB) of the station.

                                                                                                                           (With inputs from ANI)


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