Eight people, including a two-year-old, were injured in the fire that broke out around 9:15 am in the cloth godown on the ground floor and engulfed a leather store of the first floor of the China Building in Kamathipura. More than 10 fire fighters were deployed to douse the fire.
Among those injured, a 70-year-old woman was reported to be in critical condition.
According to Chief Fire Officer P S Rahangdale, the fire was confined to electric wiring, electric installations, household articles, a leather godown on the first floor and a cloth godown on the ground floor.
A fire erupted today morning in a building at Kamathipura area in Nagpada. Five persons are injured in the blaze. Four fire engines at spot. Our TOI lensman @DhanyaPKumar1 at the spot, sharing his video pic.twitter.com/3PxtbjopDH— Somit Sen (@somitsenTOI) January 6, 2020
Huge cloud of fumes spewed from the building, engulfing the Mumbai sky.
Update | 4 fire engines fighting the fire in China Building on R.S. Nimkar Road in Kamathipura, Mumbai. Fire was reported at 9.16 this morning in Baghdadi compound, behind Shukla estate. Fire has spread to level-2. No injuries reported as yet, but 2 ambulances on the spot. pic.twitter.com/V35LklRBTm— MUMBAI NEWS (@Mumbaikhabar9) January 6, 2020
Five injured after a fire broke out in a building at Kamathipura (Nagpada) in Mumbai (ANI)— HTMumbai (@HTMumbai) January 6, 2020
More details are awaited.
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In December alone, three major incidents of fire were reported in the city. Though no lives was lost, properties worth several millions were gutted.