Mumbai: Fire breaks in Kamala Mills compound, no casualties reported
Months after a massive fire in Kamala Mills compound killed many, a fire broke out in the area on Friday, and visuals of the incident have surfaced on social media. Kamala Mills is a high-end society located in Lower Parel, Mumbai. The fire was doused quickly, a BMC official said. No casualties were reported at the time of press. Here are the details.
Short circuit started fire, tells BMC official
A senior official of the Disaster Management Cell of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the blaze was triggered by a short-circuit in Tamasha Lounge. The pub is housed in Victoria House. "The fire was doused even before the fire brigade team arrived," he said.
Twitter user shares video of the incident
Last year, massive fire killed 14 in Kamala Mills compound
In December, a fire at a rooftop restaurant had killed 14. An investigation by fire department revealed the fire was caused by "burning/lighted flying embers" from the charcoal used for the hookah at Mojo's Bistro. The department found stock of burnt charcoal, hookahs, standpipes, and pedestal fans. Notably, neither of the restaurants had permission for hookah parlor or liquor bar.
Fire tragedies have, unfortunately, become extremely common
Fire tragedies in Mumbai have become frequent recently. In August, a fire broke in Crystal Tower, a residential area, which killed 2 and injured 14. On August 13, a godown in Parel caught a level-2 fire which was doused by 12 fire tenders. In June this year, Beaumonde Towers in Prabhadevi caught massive fire, which was doused in an operation that lasted five hours.