Mumbai

Fire in courtroom damages roof, documents unaffected

Operation begins: A fire engine entering the Civil and Sessions Court at Kala Ghoda on Monday.

Operation begins: A fire engine entering the Civil and Sessions Court at Kala Ghoda on Monday.  

Mumbai: A fire broke out in a courtroom on the third floor of the Civil and Sessions Court building at Kala Ghoda on Monday morning.

The blaze occurred in Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Court in room 34.

The fire brigade received a call at 7.07 a.m., and four engines and four jumbo tankers along with an ambulance were sent to the spot. The fire was declared Level II at 7.33 a.m. and was extinguished at 9.25 a.m.

Since the courtroom was empty, no casualties were reported. However, the fire did cause extensive damage to the roof. “The courtroom did not suffer much damage and the documents were not affected,” said an officer. Officers said, prima facie, the welding work appeared to be the cause. Other courtrooms functioned as usual from 11 a.m..

This is the fourth major fire in the last four days. On January 4, a fire in a flat in Marol claimed the lives of four members of a family, and injured five.

A day later, a Level 3 fire broke out in the basement of a residential building in Nagpada, where four people had to be rescued from a lift.

On January 6, a fire at Cinevista Film Studio in Kanjurmarg claimed the life of a 20-year-old, who was working on the sets of a television production crew.

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