A major fire broke out in a slum area in Behrampada on Thursday afternoon. The slum is near the Bandra station and as after the fire broke out thick black smoke was reported at the site.
Mumbai Bandra Fire: A major fire broke out in a slum area in Behrampada on Thursday afternoon. The slum is near the Bandra station and as after the fire broke out thick black smoke was reported at the site as per ANI report. A demolition work was underway by authorities when the fire broke out in Behrampada area. As many as sixteen fire brigade engines and twelve water tankers were spotted at the site of the incident. The report added that following the incident authorities stopped people and commuters from using the east exit of the Bandra station. As per ANI report, fire is confined to hutments in the area of about 300×300 and skywalk of the railway station. Moreover, the fire is spreading towards South, North and East side of the station. So far no casualty has been reported as per CNN News 18 report.
7:17 pm: Mumbai fire service’s chief fire officer himself is monitoring the situation.
6:34 pm: There was debris all around the Bandra station due to demolition.
6:18 pm: “Fire is still not under control. We are trying to cover it from all sides,” Chief Fire Officer P.S. Rahangdale, Mumbai Fire Brigade said.
6:10 pm: The fire broke out near the east side of Bandra local station during a demolition drive carried out by the municipal corporation, the official said.
6:05 pm: According to officials, the fire seems to have been caused by a series of cylinder blasts. Authorities are investigating whether the fire was an attempt to delay the demolition drive.
5: 59 pm: Two people have suffered minor injuries so far as per Indian Express report. Harbour line which was stopped earlier has been resumed.
5:53 pm: The chief PRO of the Central Railway said, “We have stopped Harbour line up and down services from 4.25 pm as a precautionary measure owing to fire near the Bandra station on the east side,” as per PTI report.
5:50 pm: The fire broke out at 3:13 pm and at by 4:30 pm the fire brigade declared it as level six fire. As per CNN News 18 report, the fire is becoming difficult to control by the fire brigade. There is also heavy police deployment near the site.