Video: Fire breaks out at timber yard in Byculla

Video: Fire breaks out at timber yard in Byculla
The fire was escalated to a Level-III call at 2:42 am and firefighting continued for the better part of the night

A massive fire broke out at a timber yard at Mustafa Bazaar in Mumbai’s Byculla area during the wee hours of Wednesday.

According to officials, the fire broke out around 2.25 am at a ground floor structure, located on Sant Savta Marg, where varieties of timber were stocked.

Mumbai Fire Brigade was immediately alerted about the mishap, following which eight fire tenders along with fire brigade jawans were pressed into service. A team from local police and other authorities also reached the spot.

The fire was escalated to a Level-III call at 2:42 am and firefighting operations continued for the better part of the night. However, no casualties or injuries were reported.

“The fire is confined to the ground floor of the structure where timber of different types have been stocked in an area of about 100 x 200 feet,” Mumbai fire brigade department chief P S Rahangdale said.

This was the second fire-related mishap in the city in the last 24 hours. In the other incident, a fire broke out at a local Chinese restaurant in Sion Koliwada area, in which two persons were injured.

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