A massive fire broke out at the PNP theatre in Mumbai's Alibaug area at around 5 pm on Wednesday (15 June 2022). Several fire tenders went on the job to douse the fire which took around two hours to control. A video of the incident has also surfaced in which a huge cloud of black smoke is clearly seen. As per reports, no casualty has been reported as of now since luckily there was no event scheduled for that particular evening. Further information regarding the incident is awaited. There has been no information on how the fire broke out yet.

A police official who was on duty and present at the spot said, “Around 7 pm, the fire was brought under control and the cooling process was going on till late night". She also mentioned that electric equipment like sound systems, lighting systems, roofs, and chairs was burnt to a crisp as a result of the fire. She added, "The theatre is used for drama and other cultural events. The cause of the fire is not known. It will be investigated". Police said that locals came to know about the fire after they noticed thick black smoke coming out from the theater and therefore called the fire brigade and police for assistance.

Mumbai | Massive fire broke out at PNP theatre in Alibag area at around 5pm. Several fire tenders have been engaged in dousing the fire. pic.twitter.com/APJF4OyEIq

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This is not the first time an incident of a fire breaking out has come up this month. Earlier on June 9, a major fire broke out in Mumbai's Mankhurd area. Fire department vehicles rushed to the spot and brought it under control. Thankfully, no casualty was reported in the incident. There was another instance earlier this month as well when a fire broke out in Bhiwandi of Thane district of Maharashtra. However, when the incident took place, no worker was present in the godown.

A major fire broke out last month as well. It took place in a 21-story residential building near Mannat, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's house, in Mumbai's Bandstand area. A 31-year-old firefighter died of suffocation while trying to douse that fire.