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Massive fire breaks out in an old building at south Mumbai, no casualties

A massive fire broke out in a ground-plus-two storey residential building in Mazgaon on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire at Bandukwala building was reported around 12:30 pm, following which fire department was alerted about the incident. The building is located at Mathar Pakhadi Road in Mazgaon.

According to preliminary information, the fire began on the second floor and quickly spread to the remaining building due to the predominant use of wood in the building.

As of 2:30, eight fire engines, seven water tankers and five ambulances are on the spot. Firefighting is currently underway.

An onlooker claimed that the fire was a result of a cylinder blast; however official confirmation from the fire department is awaited.

The fire was doused off by 3:00 PM and the residents of the building have been temporarily placed in a nearby school. No casualties have been reported.

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