A major mishap was averted after a fire that broke out in the premises of a Hindustan Petroleum pump in Kurla on Wednesday afternoon was brought under control before the blaze could engulf any of the fuel dispensers.
The fire broke out earlier today near the cabin of HP petrol pump, located next to Mumbai Taxi Association Co-Operative Society near Kurla Bus Depot in Kurla West. The cabin was situated approximately 20 feet away from the dispensers.
Fire brigade was alerted about the mishap immediately, following which one fire tender was pressed into service. The blaze was brought under control in minutes and no casualties or major damage was reported.
The cause of fire is not yet known and further details are awaited.
The incident comes a day after a massive blaze had gutted a godown at Eastel Metal Company in Mumbai’s Kalachowki area. The level IV blaze was brought under control with the help of 16 fire engines and ten water tankers.
Incidentally, Mumbai witnessed 295 fires in the 60 days since the tragic Kamala Mills incident on December 28, according to official data released by the BMC earlier this week.
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