Fire at Mumbai air­port’s lounge, no ca­su­alty re­ported

The Hitavada - - NATION -

A FIRE broke out on Satur­day at a cer­e­mo­nial lounge of the city’s do­mes­tic air­port, of­fi­cials said.

No ca­su­alty was re­ported in the blaze that was doused by 4.20 pm, they said.

“The fire started at a ground floor con­fer­ence hall and spread to the first floor of a lounge near the air­port’s gate num­ber 9,” an of­fi­cial said.

An of­fi­cial of the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC)’s Dis­as­ter Con­trol Room said the blaze started in the af­ter­noon and fire brigade per­son­nel rushed to the site along with eight fire en­gines, six jet­ties and wa­ter jets. “The flames were doused by 4.20 pm. No ca­su­alty was re­ported,” he said.

Elec­tric in­stal­la­tions, fur­ni­ture and the ceil­ing were gut­ted in the fire, he said.

Sources said the blaze started at the cer­e­mo­nial lounge, which is away from ter­mi­nal 1B or T2. “The fire did not ham­per flight op­er­a­tions. No­body was harmed in the in­ci­dent,” they added. Fire brigade per­son­nel sus­pect that a short cir­cuit led to the fire.

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