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June 21st, 2012
A major fire raged in the Maharashtra Mantrayala

A major fire raged in the Maharashtra Mantrayala or secretariat.The landmark Mantralaya building is located in the heart of South Mumbai, close to the Mumbai High Court. It houses some 1,500 employees and every day gets an equal number of visitors.

A few risked their lives and slid down several floors clutching water and drainage pipes.The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the seven-floor building and quickly spread because of strong winds from the sea.Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s office was also on fire.Rescue workers frantically appealed to those trapped in the Mantralaya to get to the roof for rescue by navy helicopters.Several Marine Commandos joined the rescue operations, being overseen by the Mumbai Fire Service and Mumbai Police.More and more fire engines continued to rush to the burning Mantralaya from other parts of the city.

At least 25 fire engines and three ambulances are at the spot.According to fire officials, the fire took place because of a short circuit.According to reports, the fire broke out from the office of Maharashtra Forest Officer Babanrao Pachput.Many important files, including those related to the Adarsh housing scam, are kept on the fourth floor of the secretariat