Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant

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The fire brigade got a call at 7.14 am about the blaze in the court building, located near the campus of the Mumbai University in the southern parts of the city, the official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management unit said.

This is the fifth reported incident of fire in Mumbai in the last 20 days.

No casualties have been reported.

Presently, the fire has been brought under control and the cooling process is underway. Sources are claiming that around 8 pm on (Saturday evening) January 6, 2018, a major fire broke out at the Cinevista Studio.

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As per initial information provided by the fire officials, the fire was confined to the ground-plus-one Cine Vista studio and to its electric wiring, studio instrument etc. At the time of the incident, two TV serials were being shot at the studio - Bepanaah (Colors TV) and Haasil (Sony Entertainment Television). However, since it was early morning, there were not much people and later even the court operations in the day went on without any disturbance. Eight fire engines and six water tankers were rushed to the spot.

Similarly, 12 people were killed on December 18 after a fire broke out at a snack shop in Mumbai's Saki Naka area.

On December 29, a massive fire gripped a rooftop pub in South Mumbai's Kamala Mills complex where 14 people died. Around 180 persons, including TV actors Harshad Chopra and Jennifer Winget were on the premises when the fire broke out but they escaped unhurt.