Mumbai slum area fire: A massive fire broke out in the Malad slum area of Mumbai metropolis in Maharashtra. The accident took place after 15 to 20 LPG cylinders exploded in Appa Pada slum here and one person died in it. Fire brigade vehicles got involved in extinguishing the fire. The fire was said to have spread over 10,000 square meters, in which 800 to 1000 houses were gutted.
Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in the Malad area of Mumbai metropolis in Maharashtra. The accident happened after 15 to 20 LPG cylinders exploded in Appa Pada slum here and one person died in it. Immediately on the information of the incident, the vehicles of the fire brigade got involved in the work of extinguishing the fire. The fire was said to have spread over 10,000 square meters, in which 800 to 1000 houses were gutted.
There was a stir in the slum of Appa Pada as soon as the fire broke out in the evening. The fire got huge in no time. As soon as the information about the fire was received, Mumbai Police, BMC and Fire Brigade immediately swung into action. 12 vehicles of the fire brigade got involved in extinguishing the fire.
Meanwhile, locals struggled to save their belongings, with several carrying their gas cylinders away from the blaze to stop it from spreading further. Senior citizens and children were also moved to safer locations.
Major fire broke out at Malad East! 400097 and can hear some explosions as well! @MumbaiPolice @mumbaifireserve pic.twitter.com/16cifIXijV
— Junita Bhatia (@junitab) March 13, 2023
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Another massive fire in Malad East area – flames can be seen rising up with loud blast noises coming. Hope no major casualties pic.twitter.com/f0kIrlHBH5
— Kevin (@iamkevins) March 13, 2023
Massive fire in Malad East, Mumbai. Hearing continuous loud blast sounds. pic.twitter.com/YEiMCVnaZZ
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According to the BMC statement, 15-20 LPG cylinders have exploded and 10 lines of 12 motor pumps have reached the spot to douse the fire. A body has been recovered, which was sent to HBT Trauma Care Hospital. Apart from this, who else is missing or injured is being investigated.
According to the information received from the fire brigade, the fire has been brought under control and currently the process of cooling is going on. In this incident of fire, 800 to 1000 slums caught fire in an area of about 10000 square meters. Due to this, the household items kept in them were burnt to ashes.