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Fire in 5-storey JK Somani building near BSE

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A major fire broke out in a five-storey building near Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in South Mumbai, but no casualty was reported, officials said.

“The blaze started from an office on the third floor in JK Somani building in Fort around 9.30 pm,” officials at BMC’s Disaster Control room said.

While no person has been injured in the incident but the central part of the building is known to have partially collapsed.

Fire officials said that the second and third floor of the building was totally engulfed in flames and those in adjacent buildings were being vacated safety. Meanwhile fire officials also realised that cracks were developing in building.

Four fire engines, three water jets and an ambulance have been pressed into the fire fighting operation, they said, adding efforts are on to douse the fire.

“It being a commercial structure housing offices of advocates mostly not many were present within when the incident took place. While the ground floor of the building is intact the upper floors have been largely damaged,” said the statement released by a civic body.

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