Mumbai: Fire breaks out at GST Bhavan; no casualty

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The fire at Mumbai GST Bhavan in Byculla. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

A fire broke out in the nine-storeyed GST Bhavan in Mazagon area in Mumbai on Monday. However, the fire has been brought under control, with no casualty being reported. As many as 16 fire engines were present on the spot.

The blaze erupted on the eighth floor of the building.

As per fire officials, most of the employees evacuated the building immediately after spotting the smoke.

The blaze erupted on the eighth floor of the building. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

"It is a level-4 (massive) fire. Sixteen fire engines have been deployed to douse the flames. Firefighting efforts are on. There is no report of any injury," a civic official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, he added.

The building was earlier known as the Sales Tax Bhavan. But, since the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, it is now called the GST Bhavan.