Fire breaks out at Mumbai airport's Terminal 1A, doused

Fire safety norms have been under the scanner in the city after several major fires claimed many lives and damaged property since December 28 Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Jan 13, 2018, 10.50 AM (IST)

A massive fire broke out at the ceremonial lounge of Domestic Terminal 1A of the Mumbai Airport in Santacruz on Saturday.

The fire started at a ground floor conference hall, which later spread to the first floor of a lounge near the airport's gate number 9.

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Eight fire engines were pressed into service to douse the flames. There has been no report of any casualty. 

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.

On December 28, 14 people were killed and over a dozen injured after a fire broke out at a building in the city’s Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel locality.