The incident took place at the second floor of the Nagarkar Wada (traditional Indian house) on Friday at around 11.15 pm. The house belongs to Manohar Pisolikar, who along with his family are all safe now. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
According to the station duty officer, S B Jilhewar, the house belongs to Manohar Pisolikar and the fire broke out at around 11.15 am. "Since the Kasba fire station is nearby, we managed to reach in time and doused off the fire within 15 minutes and it took us one fire tender and two water tankers to control the fire," he said.
Speaking to dna, Pisolikar said that the fire might have started due to short circuit since all 3 LPG cylinders were intact. 2 two television sets, cupboards, beds and bank and income tax related documents of the Pisolkar family have been destroyed in the fire. "However I call my self fortunate that no one was injured in the tragedy and the fire brigade officials managed to douse off the fire and the remaining wada which is almost 100 year old was saved," said Pisolikar, who is retired from defense.
He said that his entire family lives in the next building however they often use this house on occassions. "I am very sad that on the auspicious day like Akshay Tritiya, this kind of tragedy took place," he added.
Jilhewar said that since the Kasba fire station is nearby, they managed to reach in time and doused off the fire within 15 minutes and it took us one fire tender and two water tankers to control the fire," he said.
Officials who were pressed into the operation managed to douse off the fire within 15 minutes however since the structure of the house in the wada was of wood, the entire property is has been charred. A major tragedy was averted as the fire brigade officials managed to remove three LPG cylinders from the house.
Jilhewar added that the reason is still unknown and investigation is on. "Had not been the three cylinders not removed in time, the entire wada could have been destroyed in the fire as the entire structure is of wood," he added.