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Hookah charcoal caused Kamala Mills fire: Fire department's report


Hookah charcoal caused Kamala Mills fire: Fire department's report

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Jan 06 (ANI): The coal used in a hookah in Mojo's Bistro turned out to be the likely cause of Kamala Mills fire, as per the Mumbai Fire Brigade's investigation report. "The probable supposed cause of the fire is derived from 'Flying Embers' i.e Burning/lighted flying embers from the lighted charcoal segree came into contact with the combustible material used for curtain in Mojo's Bistro Restaurant and very rapidly spread to unauthorised highly combustible thatched roof of 1 Above Restaurant (where no permission was issued)," the 15-page report said.

The report was based on the testimonies of 17 eyewitnesses including staff of both restaurants, those injured in the blaze, and the patrons who escaped. It also relied on posts, pictures and videos put up on social media by those present at the restaurant.

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