After Kamala Mills blaze, special cell finds 1,468 Mumbai buildings are not fire-safe

A special cell— formed after the tragic Kamala Mills fire of 2017 — has found that nearly half of the 3,151 buildings it checked were not fire-safe or sufficiently equipped to fight a blaze.

Fourteen people were killed in the blaze at two restaurants at Kamala Mills in December 2017. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) then decided to form 34 special fire compliance cells to inspect Mumbai’s approximately three lakh buildings for fire safety.