Major fire at Maharashtra secretariat building

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A major fire broke out at the fourth floor of the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat in south Mumbai on Thursday afternoon, fire brigade sources said.

The fire broke out at NCP minister Babanrao Pachpute's office, the sources said.

Six fire engines have rushed to the spot, they said. So far, there are no reports of any casualties, they added.

Maharashtra chief secretary has ordered immediate evacuation of the entire building, sources said. Pachpute said the fire has spread to the chief minister's office on the sixth floor.

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