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Mumbai fire reports: yet another incident in Lower Parel

Mumbai city has been facing a lot of fire accidents since the close of 2017. So far 8 incidents have been reported.

A major fire broke out on the fourth floor of an industrial complex at Lower Parel in Central Mumbai shortly after midnight, an official said on Friday.

The fire broke out around 1 am at a dilapidated ‘Navrang studio’ — which was shut years ago — in Todi Mill Compound at Senapari Bapat Marg, he said.

So far, no casualty has been reported, the official said, adding that fire fighters are trying to contain the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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Eight fire engines, seven tankers and an ambulance have been rushed to the spot.

“The studio building is old, unoccupied and precious,” the official said, adding that the exact reason of the fire is not yet known.

On December 29, a fire broke out in the Kamala Mills Compound in same locality of Central Mumbai in which 14 people were killed and more than 21 injured.

Fire safety norms have been under the scanner in the city after several major fires claimed many lives and damaged property since December 28.

On December 28, 14 people were killed and over a dozen injured after a fire broke out at a building in the city’s Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel locality.

On January 3, four people, were killed and five injured after a fire broke out in a residential building in Mumbai’s Andheri (East).

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