Fire breaks out in metal workshop near Dockyard Road, Mumbai’s 8th in less than a week
Barely 20 hours after the Sessions Court fire, another blaze reportedly broke out in a metal workshop near Nariyalwadi Cemetery, located between Mumbai’s Dockyard Road and Reay Road areas, around midnight.
Fire department was alerted about the mishap around 12:15 am, following which six fire tenders and four water tankers were pressed into service. No casualties were reported as of 1:15 am, when fire fighting operations ceased.
Since the area is surrounded by chawls, hundreds of locals took to the streets, leading to a minor chaos. Locals alleged that the blaze started due to a cylinder blast, but the same could not be independently confirmed. Further details are awaited.
This is the 8th fire-related incident in the maximum city in less than a week.