Minor fire at Taj Mahal hotel of Mumbai

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Mumbai, June 27 (ANI): Six fire tenders and eight water tankers were rushed to the Taj Mahal hotel on Saturday after a minor fire broke out in the basement area of the hotel.

The incident, which took place due to short-circuit, however, did not involve any casualty and the fire was soon brought under control.

"Fire down at the basement near the main locker room, has been put out under control, there was lot of smoke nobody injured, nobody hurt. We are just clearing out the whole thing. By evening we should be back in operations," Krishnakant, vice chairman, Taj Hotel told media.

Fire officials said the fire was because of the short circuit detected near the staff locker room.

"The fire was there in the basement, mainly in the cable shaft, the cable caught fire so there was lot of smoke. We went inside and the fire is now totally under control," said Uday Tatkare, deputy chief officer of Fire Brigade department.

The same hotel bore the brunt of the militant attack on November 26, 2008. (ANI)

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