New Delhi: A massive fire broke out in a slum at Lalmati, opposite Bandra Fire Station on Nagardas Road on Tuesday. Eight water tanks and nine fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the flame.

Local MLA and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar, who is overseeing the rescue operation, said prima facie the blaze was triggered by a cylinder blast in the slum.

 

“The incident was reported at 11.50 am in Nargis Dutt Nagar slum, located opposite Bandra fire station in Bandra (West), the disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement.

“A joint team of fire brigade, ward staffers and Mumbai Police personnel has been mobilised to douse the flames,” it added.

No casualty has been reported as yet. More details are awaited.