A fire broke out near the famous sweet shop in Malad Railway Station area on Tuesday morning. 12 fire tenders were at the spot to extinguish the raging fire flames. There was no casualty at the time of filing. The fire emitted in a shop at Gupta Market, Mumbai behind MM hotel at Malad railway station at around 7:00 am. Along with the fire tenders, one Private Hospital ambulance was also rushed to the spot. “Fire broke out at MM Mithaiwala in Malad near Malad Station. Our staff and Fire Brigade is on the spot for assistance,” Mumbai Police tweeted. The officials also added that the cause of the fire is unknown and a rescue operation is underway.
“The fire has been confined to an area of 5 to 7 Kilo-meters in the market. The market houses including several small shops selling stationery, puja samagri, imitation jewellery, and garments along with sweet manufacturers. There are no casualties yet but it is still too early to say,” said AV Kale, the official fire officer. However, the fire department has not confirmed the cause of the fire, unofficial sources said prima facie it appears that the fire began due to a short circuit. According to the fire department, the fire began at around eight am, however, staff working at the shop say it started at around seven am when they were going to open their shop.
Being near to the Malad station the fire also caused inconvenience to office goers as the narrow road was closed to vehicles to allow smooth movement of emergency vehicles i.e Ambulance, Police Vehicles. “We generally took a rickshaw from the Malad station to go to our office in Mindspace. But now we will have to walk till SV Road to get one. With fire tenders on the road and all these bystanders to watch them, there is hardly any space for us to walk. Priya Rane, a local office going person said.