Firefighters successful in dousing the fire at Aarey colony in Goregaon

A massive fire broke out at Aarey colony in Goregaon around 6:30 pm on Monday, which later escalated to level-3 around 8:05 pm

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On Monday evening, around 6:30 pm, a massive fire broke out at Aarey colony in Goregaon. The fire reached level-3 around 8:05 pm. However, by midnight, the firefighters were able to douse the fire and no casualty was reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The firefighters took 4-5 hours to douse the fire and 10 fire engines were present on the spot. Along with fire brigade officials, volunteers too, helped in dousing the fire. 

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Prabhat Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer said that as there was no approach for fire appliances, the flames were brought under control using fire beaters (branches of trees to create a fire break) by firemen. He added that many big fire pockets at a distance were brought under control by creating teams of firefighters with fire beaters to create the fire break.

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