Fire in sessions court building in Mumbai, none hurt

A fire broke out on the third floor of the sessions court building on Monday morning, an official said, adding that no casualty or injury was reported, though some official records were gutted in the blaze.

This is the fifth fire incident in the city in the last three weeks.

The fire brigade got a call at 7.14 am about the blaze in the court building, located near the campus of the Mumbai University in the southern parts of the city, the official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management unit said.

The fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and managed to douse the flames in the building, which has been accorded a heritage status.

Though the building did not suffer any major damage, some official records and electrical wirings were gutted, the official said.

The police and the fire brigade officials are yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze.

According to a sessions court official, the judges presided over their respective courts as usual from 11 am.

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