Fire guts garment, chemical units

No casualties reported yet, extent of damage yet to be ascertained

March 04, 2018 08:51 am | Updated 08:51 am IST - Mumbai

 Men at work: Fire personnel try to douse the fire at the manufacturing units in Asalfa village on Saturday.

Men at work: Fire personnel try to douse the fire at the manufacturing units in Asalfa village on Saturday.

Several garment and chemical manufacturing units were damaged in a fire in Andheri late on Friday night, a senior civic official said on Saturday.

The blaze erupted in one of the units and spread to the other units in Asalfa village around 11.45 p.m. Efforts to douse it were still under way, the official from the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said.

So far, no casualties have been reported and the number of units gutted in the fire is yet to be ascertained, the official said. Eight fire engines, six jumbo tankers and five jetties have been pressed into service, he said. The cause of the blaze was not yet known.

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