Fire breaks out at Kamala Mills compound for second time in 9 months


Report by: Ruchita Satfale

Edited by: Radhika Dhawad

Sep 7, 2018 17:48
History repeated itself for the second time in nine months, after a minor fire broke out at Kamala Mills compound at Central Mumbai today morning.
Fire at Kamala Mills compound (Photo courtesy: Twitter/Satej Nagwekar)

History repeated itself for the second time in nine months, after a minor fire broke out at Kamala Mills compound at Lower Parel in Central Mumbai today morning.

History repeated itself for the second time in nine months, after a minor fire broke out at Kamala Mills compound at Central Mumbai today morning.
Fire at Kamala Mills compound(Photo courtesy: Twitter/Debanu93)

According to a senior official of the Disaster Management Cell of Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the incident took place at Tamasha pub on the ground floor of the building near the Kamala Mills compound. The official also said that the blaze was triggered by short-circuit and was extinguished within minutes. The fire was doused before the fire fighters arrived and no casualties were reported.

On December 29, 2017, at least 14 people were killed and 19 others were injured when a major fire broke out at ‘1 Above’ restaurant situated at Kamala Mills compound.

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Mumbai Congress on its official twitter page blamed Mumbai civic body BMC for the recent tragedy. It wrote, “Thank God that there was no loss of life, This is the second time a fire has broken out in the tightly packed commercial compound within a span of nine months. It seems Mumbai civic body has not learnt any lesson from the Kamala Mills fire tragedy.”