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Fire breaks out in administrative building near CST station, no casualties reported

Friday, 27 June 2014 - 5:29pm IST Updated: Friday, 27 June 2014 - 6:03pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

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A fire broke out on the fifth floor of the administrative building running along the western fringe of CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) station.

Around 35 staff of Central Railway were rescued safely from the fire. Platform number one opened for traffic at 7pm, informed CR officials.

The fire on the fifth floor of the New Administrative building adjoining CST station which started at around 5:35pm was brought under complete control by 6:45pm. There were no injuries to anybody mainly thanks to the wide corridors and dual flight of steps the building- almost 100 meters in lenth- has, said officials.Around 35 staff of Central Railway were rescued safely from the fire. 

 The fire possibly started in the office of Container Corporation of India and prima facie it looked like a short-circuit said officials.

Platform number, which services Harbour line trains, was closed as precautionary measure, said officials, and platfo4rjm number two was being used for the arrival and departure of Harbour line trains. The single platform mechanism however meant all services were delayed by more than 25 minutes and there was bunching of trains at the entry of CST station.

The Harbour line route is expected to comeback to normal schedule in a couple of hours though platform number one opened for traffic at 7pm, informed CR officials.

The fire has broken on fifth floor of this railway administrative building and 5 fire engines have been brought in to douse the fire.

The incident occured at 5:15 pm IST and an ambulance has been brought in at the spot. Two snorkels are being used to douse the fire.

Amidst heavy traffic and vehicular clogging on DN road due to parking of Fire brigade vehicles, the fire department has been battling the fire. According to reports, the fire has been brought under control and no casualties have been reported yet. 

The building houses several important railway offices including that of construction, commercial, materials management and public sector firms controlled by the railway ministry. More than seven fire tending vehicles have been rushed to the spot. Firefighting was currently on, said officials. So far there is no confirmation of anyone being injured, said railway officials. 

The fire is said to have started in the Container Corporation Office and railway officials said prima facie it looks like a short-circuit. 

More details are awaited. 

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