Video: Massive fire breaks out at Khan compound in Shil Phata, Mumbra

Video: Massive fire breaks out at Khan compound at Shil Phata, Mumbra
Visuals of the fire that broke out at Khan compound in Mumbra’s Shil Phata area today

A massive fire broke out at a godown in Thane’s Mumbra area during the wee hours of Wednesday.

The blaze erupted in a godown at Khan compound in Shil Phata, located roughly 5 km from Mumbra. The fire is suspected to have originated at a plastic godown, although a confirmation on the same is awaited.

A thick cloud of black smoke was seen emanating from the fire, as a result of which several godowns in the vicinity were evacuated.

After the fire department was alerted, two fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze. More fire tenders and water tankers were later pressed into service as the fire continued to rage on, covering the area in a cloud of smoke.

No casualties have been reported as of publishing this report and fire fighting operation is still underway. Officials from the local police and RDMC are also on the spot.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and further details are awaited.

The incident comes less than a day after a similar blaze broke at an industrial area in Mumbai’s Andheri.

The fire, which broke out at Madhu Industrial Estate located on new Nagardas Road in Mogra Pada area of Andheri East, raged on for several areas before it was completely doused in the evening.

Y P Shelar, a station officer from Goregaon fire station, sustained burn injuries while trying to douse the flames. He was rushed to Cooper Hospital and subsequently shifted to Airoli Burns Centre for treatment.

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