Major fire breaks out at Mankhurd scrapyard, over 50 galas gutted

Major fire breaks out at Mankhurd scrapyard, over 50 galas gutted
The fire broke at a scrap market earlier today (Picture: Harish Kadam)

A major fire broke out at a godown in a scrap market near Maya Hotel on Mankhurd-Ghatkopar link road in Mumbai’s Mankhurd area on Sunday morning.

The fire, which took place around 6 am, was escalated to a level 4 fire by 9:45 am, according to the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB). The fire was confined to scrap material in an area about 1000 x 800 sq around 50-60 galas (shops).

“The blaze started at a scrap shop in the market near Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road in Kurla around 6 am and spread to other adjacent galas,” an official said.

A total of 16 fire tenders, eight water tanks, and one ambulance were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

The blaze has been brought under control as of 11 am and cooling operations are underway.

According to reports, the blaze engulfed nearby godowns and items like plastic drums, packing material, electric wiring, furniture, wooden & GI sheet partition and stock of chemical.

There are no reports of any casualty or injury, said Disaster Management Unit.

The Assistant Commissioner Ward officer has reportedly been instructed to demolish unauthorised structures and cut the electric supply to the area.

The cause of fire is not known and more details are awaited.

The incident comes three days after two people were injured after a fire broke out in MHADA building situated in Mumbai’s Malad area.

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