Fire at airport before Prez Ram Nath Kovind visit

Fire at airport before Prez Ram Nath Kovind visit

The Mumbai Fire Brigade on Saturday quickly brought under control a fire that broke out at a lounge in the airport's domestic terminal 1B, Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale said.

The fire control room said that they received a call at 1:46 p.m.

The blaze, which has been doused as of publishing this report, did not lead to any casualties or affect operations in any way. As soon as the problem happened, fire brigade service with three water jets came pressed into action and controlled the whole situation.

Fire safety norms have been under the scanner in the city after several major fires claimed many lives and damaged property since December 28.

Fire at Mumbai airport's domestic terminal. "No operations were affected". The fire was doused at 3.18 pm; President Kovind passed through the gate at 3.30 pm.

The fire razed down the electrical wiring and installations, wooden furniture, partition, decorative installations and false ceiling of the 5,000 sqft hall and lounge. The cause of fire, however, is still not known and further details are awaited.

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