Fire brigade authority has begun an inquiry into the blaze. "We will probe all aspects, including finding out if there was a sabotage angle involved", a fire brigade official said.

No casualties were reported as the venue at the Girgaum Chowpatty area was emptied within minutes. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray were attending the event when fire broke out gutting the stage.

The blaze broke out of sparklers during a Lavani performance on the state at around 8.15 PM. Around 10,000 people were present at that time.

Calling the incident 'unfortunate', Fadnavis had said the fire was soon brought under control and the people were evacuated immediately while traffic management allowed early dispersal without any trouble.

He said a comprehensive inquiry into the incidence of fire will be conducted to ascertain the reasons.

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