Fire breaks out at shopping mall in India's Mumbai

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-19 13:31:40|Editor: liuxin
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NEW DELHI, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out at a shopping mall in India's financial capital Mumbai in the early hours of Thursday, officials said.

However, no casualties have been reported in the incident as the inferno started around 2:00 a.m. local time when there was no one in Om Gopal Mall except for a few security guards.

"The fire gutted a garment showroom on the first floor of the mall in Dadar area, damaging clothes worth millions of rupees," a senior police official said.

Ten fire tenders were pressed into service and it took them over three hours to douse the flames, a fire police official said.

"The fire did not spread to other floors as the security guards informed the police and the fire department as soon as they spotted the blaze," he added.

A probe has been ordered into the incident, the police official said.

Fires are common in residential highrises and shopping malls in India because of lack of regards for fire safety norms.