Fire breaks out in metal workshop near Dockyard Road, Mumbai’s 8th in less than a week

Fire breaks out in metal workshop near Dockyard Road, Mumbai's 8th in less than a week
Visual of blaze near Dockyard Road (Picture Courtesy: Kaizar Rampurawala)

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.

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