Fire breaks out at Mumbai airport, under control now

Mumbai Mumbai fire Fire breaks out at Mumbai Airport Mumbai Domestic Airport Santacruz Terminal 1A

Fire Breaks Out at Terminal 1A of Mumbai Airport, No Casualties Reported

The fire broke out in the ceremonial lounge at airport's Terminal 1A at 1:46 pm and was completely doused in about 90 minutes after three fire tenders were pressed into service, said P.S. Rahangdale, director, Maharashtra Fire Services.

Flight operations have also not been affected.

An official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control Room said that the fire started in the afternoon and fire brigade personnel have rushed to the site along with eight fire engines, six jetties and water jets.

Fire safety norms have been under the scanner in the city after several major fires claimed many lives and damaged property since December 28. As per the official statement released by the Mumbai International Airport Limited, "The ceremonial lounge is away from the terminal building". Operations have not been affected. The cause of fire, however, is still not known and further details are awaited.

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