"We got a call around 11:30 pm that a fire has broken out in a closed military canteen adjacent to Dockyard Road station in south Mumbai, following which we sent 6 fire engines to the spot," a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official told PTI.
"The fire, that was initially thought to be a Grade 1 fire had to be upgraded to Grade 2. A total of 12 fire tankers and 6 water engines are now at the spot trying to douse the flames," he said.
Prima facie fire crackers that were being burst in the area seems to be the cause of the fire, the official said. "We can confirm the cause only after an investigation," he said, adding that had the fire broken out during the day time, there could have been major casualties.
Central Railway's Harbour line through which trains pass through Dockyard Road station have been temporarily suspended.