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Fire breaks out in a building in Andheri

In flames: Smoke billowing out from Madhu Industrial Estate after a fire broke out in Andheri on Tuesday.

In flames: Smoke billowing out from Madhu Industrial Estate after a fire broke out in Andheri on Tuesday.  

No civilians hurt, fire officer injured

A fire broke out at Galaxy Star, a pharmaceutical company located at Madhur Industrial Estate, Andheri East, on Tuesday morning. While, none of the workers were injured, a fire officer sustained injuries while trying to douse the flames.

The incident took place on the second floor of the building around 9.45 a.m. and was confined to the electric wiring and office furniture of the Galaxy Star office. Medicines, computers and the server were burnt in the fire.

At the time of going to press, the fire control room said that fire fighting was still under way, over 12 hours since the blaze broke out. “The fire was brought under control at 8.55 p.m. Efforts are on to douse it completely,” an official said.

The employees were evacuated in time, an official said. Eight fire fighting engines, a water tanker and five ambulances were rushed to the spot, he added. Fire Station Officer Yogesh Shelar however sustained burn injuries to both his hands and was shifted to Cooper Hospital. Mr. Shelar will be shifted to the Nationals Burns Centre in Airoli if needed, the official said.

Around 10 to 12 people were present in the building when the fire started. Tejas Pandya the manager of Upadhyay and Company located in the same building said, “When I reached office the watchman was not allowing us to go in. People were coming out as the fire was spreading.” Krishna Bhichem, a worker at Nushwin Electric Pvt Ltd said, “I was on the fifth floor when suddenly we realised that there is a fire. We ran down and called the fire brigade.”

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