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Aslam Shaikh orders an inquiry into the city central mall fire incident

As many as 88 fire engines and hundreds of rescue team members are working towards dousing the fire, which was spread over the entire mall. Officials have been working over 36 hours to control the situation.

Aslam Shaikh orders an inquiry into the city central mall fire incident
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Mumbai City Guardian Minister Aslam Sheikh, in the afternoon on Friday, October 23, inspected the City Center Mall at Mumbai Central. After thorough observation, he has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident which would help understand the cause of the fire. He was accompanied by MLA Amin Patel 

As per reports, a massive fire broke out at the City Center Mall located in Mumbai Central, at around 9 pm on Thursday, October 22, and for more than 36 hours, the rescue teams have been trying to extinguish the fire. However, the fire was not been contained until the night on Friday. Besides this, the firefighters also rescued more than 400 people who were trapped in the mall and had their lives at risk. 

A total of five people - four firemen and one deputy fire officer - have been injured in the incident. The fire was confined to the four-storey mall and is said to have broken at an electronics shops. Besides this, the mall also has several shops which sell inflammable products like batter, printers, etc., which are adding to the troubles of dousing the fire. As many as 88 fire engines and hundreds of rescue team members are controlling the fire.

Besides this, more than 3000 residents living nearby have been evacuated keeping the risk in mind. The fire was initially marked as Level 1, but then was escalated to Level 5 after it spread to the entire mall

Several fire-related incidents were reported in the city over the last few days, and these have raised concerns among the officials, and the number of these cases have been increasing significantly. A day earlier, i.e. on Wednesday, October 21, a fire broke out at a chicken storage shop in Dadar's famous Agarbazar. The incident was reported at around 6 am and caused severe damage to the shop. No casualties were reported, and only the shop where the fire was confined, was damaged.

Besides this, a fire broke out at a crockery shop in Crawford Market in South Mumbai, whereby firefighters worked for over 2 days to douse the fire.

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