4 shops gutted in Byculla fire

4 shops gutted in Byculla fire
The fire broke out around 5:30 am today (screengrabs from the video)

At least four shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Mumbai’s Byculla area during early morning on Tuesday.

According to reports, the fire broke out in one of the shops around 5:30 am today due to a suspected short circuit. By the time Mumbai Fire Brigade was alerted and officials reached the spot, it had spread to three other adjacent shops.

Eight fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. The blaze was brought under control after about an hour of fire fighting.

The mishap did not result in any casualties. However, good worth lakhs are believed to have been destroyed in the fire.

The incident comes a day after a massive blaze had engulfed a chemical factory in Ambernath, leaving four injured and temporarily affecting services on the Central line.

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