At least four patients have died in a fire at a private hospital near Thane in the early hours of Wednesday, an official said. The fire broke out at the Prime Criticare Hospital at Kausa in Mumbra locality near Thane at 3.40 am. There were no coronavirus patients in the hospital, he added. Three fire engines and five ambulances were rushed to the spot and the blaze has been extinguished. Local MLA and Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad told reporters at the scene that at least three persons died in the fire that destroyed the first floor of the hospital. The family of each deceased will be given a compensation of Rs. five lakh and those injured will get Rs one lakh each. Also, A high-level enquiry committee has been constituted to go into the cause of the fire.