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IMAGES: Major fire at Mumbai naval dockyard

Last updated on: November 3, 2011 20:13 IST

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N Ganesh in Mumbai

A major fire broke out on Thursday in a building at the high-security naval dockyard in Mumbai, fire brigade officials said.

Eight fire tenders, five water tankers and ambulance with paramedics were rushed to the spot, they said.

The building houses Admiral Superintendent Department.

With inputs from PTI

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Image: People watch a burning South Mumbai building from rooftops
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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The cause of the blaze is not yet known, the officials said, adding that the extent of damage and casualties, if any, were also not immediately ascertained.

According to the Mumbai fire brigade, the building close to the Lion's Gate had caught fire. The structure that has caught fire is known as HD building.

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Image: A major fire is seen in the Mumbai dockyard area on Thursday
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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There are no new reports about injuries or loss of life. The entire stretch from Lion's Gate to Old Customs House is lined up with heritage buildings that were constructed in the colonial era.

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Image: A fire today broke out in a building at the high-security Naval Dockyard
Photographs: Chandrakant Kotian
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Fire fighters try to douse the fire that broke out in a building near the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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The Mangalore-tile roof of the two-storeyed building completely caved in. The building was constructed in 1807 and the possibility that it may collapse entirely cannot be ruled out, said fire officials.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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Photographers click pictures of the blaze from nearby buildings.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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Thick black plumes of smoke billow out of the building.


Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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