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Fire breaks out in two slums in city

Damage control: Fire brigade personnel douse the fire that broke out in a slum in Navghar following a cylinder blast on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Vibhav Birwatkar

Two fires broke out in slums located at Navghar in Mulund (East) and on P D’Mello Road in Masjid Bander (East) on Monday.

The first fire broke out in a house in Bhimabai Chawl in Navghar’s gully no. 1 at 1 p.m. after two gas cylinders exploded. The fire brigade sent four fire engines to the spot to contain the blaze. The fire was categorised as Level II (minor). Two women, Shevantabai Ratan (70) and Rajlaxmi Kumar (34), from the slum were admitted to Veer Savarkar Hospital.

An official at the hospital said, “Both the women suffered a shock on witnessing the fire and complained of restlessness. Ms. Kumar fell unconscious and regained consciousness after preliminary treatment. We had asked her to undergo a CT scan, but she refused and took discharge against medical advice. Ms. Ratan also took discharge.”

The fire at the slum on P D’Mello Road broke out at 2.12 p.m. The fire was also categorised as level II (minor). The fire brigade pressed its personnel into action and the blaze was extinguished at 4.19 p.m.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

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