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Major fire in shopping mall in Mumbai’s Borivali, no casualty

A major fire broke out at a shopping mall in suburban Borivali in Mumbai early on Saturday, but there was no report of any casualty or injury, a fire brigade official said.

The fire brigade received the call about the blaze in the basement of Indraprastha Mall on S.V. Road in Borivali West around 3 a.m., he said.

“The mall is a three-storey structure, excluding the basement. The fire started from the basement and spread to the two floors,” he said.

The official said that the blaze was initially categorised as level-2 fire, but was tagged as level-3 around 4 am and then level-4 at 6.25 a.m. In level-4 fire, at least 16 engines are roped in for the firefighting operation.

“Thick black smoke enveloped the surrounding area and it was visible from a distance,” the official said.

The fire-fighting operation is still on, he said.

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