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2 firefighters injured in a massive fire at Mumbai’s Fort area

Mumbai: A massive fire broke out on Saturday morning at around 4.30 am in Mumbai’s Fort area. Around 16 fire engines were rushed to the spot as the level-3 fire became level-4.

The fire that broke out in Patel Chambers here on Saturday is under control, Chief Fire Officer said.

“Two firefighters had minor injuries, rest everybody is safe. We deployed 16 fire engines, 11 tankers and 150 fire officers. The situation is under control,” fire officer Prabhat Rahangdale told media here.

“This building has been vacant for around four years. It seems like a very old building. The staircase inside had collapsed long ago, so there was no way for us to go inside. It is a very congested area, so chances were that the fire could spread to neighbouring buildings as well. We are investigating the cause of the fire,” Prabhat added.

In the last 10 days, this is the second event of a major fire incident in Mumbai. Earlier a huge fire broke out at the Income Tax office in South Mumbai’s Scindia House on last Friday.

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