- Shaiber Raichur
Fire broke out at Mittal Industrial Estate in Andheri on Dec 27
On December 27, a massive fire broke out at Mittal Industrial Estate, Building No.5, Andheri-Kurla Road at Marol Naka locality in Andheri (East), Mumbai. The fire broke out inside the structure at around 4.45 in the evening. As soon as the information was received eight fire engines along with quick response vehicles, water tankers and other firefighting machinery were rushed to the spot immediately.
Fortunately, no casualty was reported in this incident. The fire was confined to two galas on the second floor of the ground plus two floored industrial estate buildings.
According to the sources, after two hours of firefighting operations, the Mumbai fire brigade declared it a Level 2 fire. Sources further revealed that, since the electricity of the building was disconnected following the incident, firefighting operations became more difficult. Heavy smoke was seen emanating from the building, which continued for five more hours following the blaze.
According to the locals, first, they got the smell of something burning, following which they rushed to the gala nearby and saw smoke. Initially, they tried to douse it off using the fire extinguishers. When the smoke didn’t stop despite using seven extinguishers, they came out and informed the fire brigade immediately.
Around 150-200 people were brought out from the premises. The fire took place inside a gala that manufactures three-ply masks and used to previously manufacture LED lights, a local from the industrial premises concluded. It took five hours for the fire tenders team to bring the fire under control, which was finally doused at 9.30 pm whereas the cooling operations, however, took another few hours.