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Fire breaks out in building near CST station

A fire broke out in a building near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station on Friday evening. Eight fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the flames as the officials said that the fire has upgraded to a grade-2 fire.

The building is near the platform number 1 of the CST’s station. However, the Central railway informed that there is no impact on train services at the Mumbai’s main train station.

A part of the JJ flyover, which is near the building that has caught fire, has been closed. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The fire began shortly before 5 pm and was extinguished by 7.30 pm. Train services have returned to normal.

“We got a call at about 5 PM and we immediately pressed four fire tenders into service. Thereafter, the fire was upgraded one notch to Grade 2 and a total of eight fire tenders, snorkels and ambulances have now been rushed to the spot,” an official said.

Vehicular traffic on the JJ flyover has been halted temporarily and services of few trains in the Suburban Line have also been affected, they said.

The cause of the blaze has not been ascertained yet and efforts are on to evacuate the officials working in the building, the official added.

There is no report of a casualty so far.

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