A fierce fire broke out in the famous Fashion Street Market in a cantonment area in Pune, Maharashtra, in which around 500 shops were set ablaze. According to officials, a call was received about the incident of fire at Fashion Street Market at around 11 pm. Immediately after this, fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and started working to control the fire. The flames were so high that on seeing more than 500 shops were burnt down.
According to news agency ANI, the fire department of Pune has informed that the fire has been controlled. No casualties have been reported so far, but the hawkers and shop owners suffered heavy losses as their shops were gutted.
Maharashtra: Over 500 shops gutted in a fire that broke out at Fashion Street market in Pune last night. Around 16 fire tenders deployed to extinguish the fire. Latest visuals from the spot. pic.twitter.com/LWQueLwlKg
– ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2021
Chief Fire Officer Prashant Ranipe said that about 16 fire tenders and 2 water tankers were present to get Kapu on fire. After much effort, the fire was controlled at around 1:06 am. However, the cooling operation is still going on and 60 fire officers including 10 officers are on the spot.
Earlier, nine patients infected with the corona virus died due to a fire at a hospital located in a mall in Mumbai . The Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Municipality (BMC) said in a statement that all nine patients died of suffocation after the fire, while two patients had died due to corona virus before the fire broke out. However, the hospital claims that patients did not die due to the fire incident.
The hospital had said that all the patients had been shifted alive but some patients were in critical condition and were on ventilator. We believe that patients did not die due to the fire while they were taken to other places and died in other hospitals (where patients were transferred).
The Chief Minister expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and announced a grant of Rs five lakh to the families of each deceased. Thackeray said that the hospital was granted permission to run a Kovid-19 care center on a temporary basis last year.