A massive fire that broke out at Mankhurd scrapyard in Mumbai has been raging on for more than 20 hours. As many as 19 fire tenders were deployed at the site and fire brigade personnel continue to battle the blaze, which had not yet been doused till the early hours of Saturday.
The fire department identified it as a level-3 fire.
Fire officer Harish Nadkar (40) was injured during the operation to douse the fire. He was rushed to Shatabdi Hospital at Govandi. His condition is said to be stable. As many as 19 fire tenders and 11 water tankers have been deployed to the site and fire personnel continued to battle the blaze.
No causality has been reported in the incident, however, there is property damage. It is not the first time that this place has caught fire. There were numerous godowns in the area that store used oil, which acts as fuel for fires.
The area is mostly inhabited by daily wage labourers, who ran away once the fire broke out. On Friday, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar visited the spot to take stock of the firefighting operations.