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Fire in sessions court building in Mumbai, none hurt

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A fire broke out on the third floor of the sessions building here this morning, an said, adding that no or injury was reported, though some records were gutted in the blaze.

This is the fifth fire incident in the city in the last three weeks.

The fire brigade got a call at am about the blaze in the building, located near the campus of the University in the southern parts of the city, the of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management unit said.

The fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and managed to douse the flames in the building, which has been accorded a heritage status.

Though the building did not suffer any major damage, some official records and electrical wirings were gutted, the official said.

The police and the fire brigade officials are yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze.

According to a sessions official, the judges presided over their respective courts as usual from 11 am.

On December 18, 12 persons were killed when a massive fire broke out at a snack shop in the Saki Naka-Kurla area here.

On December 29, 14 persons were killed in a fire at an upscale pub in the Kamala Mills compound.

In yet another incident on January 4, four persons, including two children, were killed and five others seriously injured after an upper floor of a residential building in suburban Marol caught fire.

Besides, a 20-year-old man, who worked for a television serial production unit, was killed in a fire at Vista film studio in suburban Kanjurmarg on January 6.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:35 IST