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The three people were rescued after the doors and walls of the unit were broken down by the DFS team, Garg said.(Delhi Fire Services)

Delhi: One dead, 3 rescued after fire breaks out at mask manufacturing unit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said that the call was received at 3.54 am and six fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The deceased has been identified as Jugal Kishor, Garg said.
The firefighters had to reach the trapped residents by using hydraulic lifts and by scaling the adjacent building.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The firefighters had to reach the trapped residents by using hydraulic lifts and by scaling the adjacent building.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi: Fire in residential building in GK, 7 trapped on top floor rescued

By Shiv Sunny
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 10:51 AM IST
Atul Garg, director of Delhi Fire Services, said that at least seven residents were stranded on the top floor of the building as smoke rose from the basement and engulfed the entire structure.
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3-storey building collapses in Delhi’s Chawri Bazar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and PTI
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Two fire tenders and a rescue team from the Delhi Fire Services were rushed to the site for rescue operation. The injured person was rushed to a nearby hospital by the locals before the rescuers could reach the site, said fire services department chief Atul Garg.
Officials say in rescue missions, a firefighter cannot keep a distance from those in distress. They also said authorities usually don’t tell them if the spot is a Covid hot spot or not.(PTI File Photo)
Officials say in rescue missions, a firefighter cannot keep a distance from those in distress. They also said authorities usually don’t tell them if the spot is a Covid hot spot or not.(PTI File Photo)

In rush to save lives, firefighters are exposed to Covid; 7 positive so far

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The already short-staffed Delhi Fire Services is now facing the daunting task of managing an increased number of fire-related calls with several of its personnel benched.
A view of the building claimed to be a Tution center collapsed injuring 13 students and teachers at Bhajanpura in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times photo)
A view of the building claimed to be a Tution center collapsed injuring 13 students and teachers at Bhajanpura in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times photo)

Five, including 4 students, dead in building collapse in Delhi’s Bhajanpura

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Four students aged 10-15 years and one tutor died in the incident, while eight others are injured, said DCP northeast Ved Paraksh Surya.
Fire broke out at a paper printing press at Patparganj Industrial Area in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI File Photo)
Fire broke out at a paper printing press at Patparganj Industrial Area in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI File Photo)

Worker killed and two firemen hurt in Delhi printing press fire, officer says building’s fire NOC had expired in 2006

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 03:55 AM IST
The fire fighters managed to control the blaze within four hours of it being reported, but thick stacks of papers and litres of ink continue to burn in various parts of the building, keeping the firemen busy till late Thursday afternoon.
Delhi Fire Service officials said, it was around 9.50am they got a call reporting that a man who had gotten into a pit for welding has been trapped under pile of mud.(HT image)
Delhi Fire Service officials said, it was around 9.50am they got a call reporting that a man who had gotten into a pit for welding has been trapped under pile of mud.(HT image)

Man buried under a pile of mud rescued, critical

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:52 AM IST
Mohammad Tabrez Alam, the victim, is a native of Bihar who was working at the site as a contractual labourer.
Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out inside the office of Delhi Commission for Women, at Vikas Bhawan, ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out inside the office of Delhi Commission for Women, at Vikas Bhawan, ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Fire destroys two rooms in DCW building

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 03:58 AM IST
While no one was hurt in the blaze, several files were gutted and property destroyed in the blaze, DCW chief Swati Maliwal tweeted.
With fire tenders delayed due to the congested bylanes, it was local residents who carried out a major portion of the rescue operation.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT Photo)
With fire tenders delayed due to the congested bylanes, it was local residents who carried out a major portion of the rescue operation.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT Photo)

3 children among 6 dead in night fire at Delhi’s Zakir Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:56 AM IST
When the fire broke out at around 2.15am — allegedly in electricity meter boards installed in the building’s stilt car park — there were over 40 people staying in the 13 small flats in the building.
11 persons, including a 4-year-old child, sustained burn injuries on Thursday afternoon after a cooking gas cylinder caught fire.(HT File)
11 persons, including a 4-year-old child, sustained burn injuries on Thursday afternoon after a cooking gas cylinder caught fire.(HT File)

11 injured as LPG cylinder catches fire in Delhi’s Nangloi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 10:09 PM IST
According to the Delhi fire service officials, they received a call at their control room at 12.46pm that a house has caught fire in Shri Ram Colony, Nilothi Extension, and several people are injured.
A fire broke out on the sixth floor of the State Bank of India (SBI) building on Sansad Marg here on Thursday.(HT File Photo)
A fire broke out on the sixth floor of the State Bank of India (SBI) building on Sansad Marg here on Thursday.(HT File Photo)

Fire breaks out at SBI building on Sansad Marg in Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 12:42 PM IST
The fire department was alerted about the blaze at 8.10 am, following which seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. “The fire broke out in an office on the sixth floor of the SBI building,” Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said.
Delhi Fire Services officials say department gets a large number of calls from industrial areas across the city. An official said in most cases, it is difficult to figure out whether the units are authorised or not.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)
Delhi Fire Services officials say department gets a large number of calls from industrial areas across the city. An official said in most cases, it is difficult to figure out whether the units are authorised or not.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)

Loophole in building by-laws allows units to bypass fire safety in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 04:29 AM IST
Saturday’s fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil that claimed three lives has put the focus back on fire safety norms, or the lack of them, in Delhi’s industrial areas.
Around 35 fire tenders were used to douse the flames. The lane in which the factory was located was narrow, making it difficult for fire tenders to get through.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Around 35 fire tenders were used to douse the flames. The lane in which the factory was located was narrow, making it difficult for fire tenders to get through.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Three killed in factory fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil, CM announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to families

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 04:17 AM IST
Delhi fire department officials said around 15 people working in the unit were trapped by the fire that broke out around 9.20am — the building only had a lone exit door in the front.
Officials said the cause of the fire is suspected to be a short circuit in an air conditioner on the sixth floor.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Officials said the cause of the fire is suspected to be a short circuit in an air conditioner on the sixth floor.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Fire ravages two floors of health directorate building

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Atul Garg, chief fire officer, Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said they received the call around 1.50pm. Ten engines were rushed along with a sky lift.
Seven people, including four children, were injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded inside a house in Shahadra’s Jwala Nagar on Sunday morning(HT Photo)
Seven people, including four children, were injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded inside a house in Shahadra’s Jwala Nagar on Sunday morning(HT Photo)

4 kids among 7 injured as gas cylinder explodes in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 04:26 AM IST
Atul Garg, chief fire officer of Delhi Fire Services, said they got a call around 8.45am reporting the fire following a blast in an LPG cylinder on the third floor of building number 116 in Jwala Nagar.
Atul Garg, chief fire officer, Delhi Fire Services, said they got a call reporting the fire at 5.26am and that it was put off by 9.15am.(HT Photo)
Atul Garg, chief fire officer, Delhi Fire Services, said they got a call reporting the fire at 5.26am and that it was put off by 9.15am.(HT Photo)

Fire at unauthorised furniture market halts Metro services

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 05:13 AM IST
Fire department officials said it took them three hours and 17 fire tenders to douse the blaze.
Firefighters douse fire at a furniture market in Shaheen Bagh, near Kalindi Kunj station, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, June 21, 2019.(Photo: Salman Ali / Hindustan times)
Firefighters douse fire at a furniture market in Shaheen Bagh, near Kalindi Kunj station, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, June 21, 2019.(Photo: Salman Ali / Hindustan times)

Fire at illegal furniture market in Kalindi Kunj halts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:02 PM IST
As many as 20 shops and warehouses used for storing wooden and metal furniture were gutted in a fire that broke out at the Kalindi Kunj furniture market in the early hours of Friday.
Three cars and six two-wheelers were gutted in the fire that started in the basement.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Three cars and six two-wheelers were gutted in the fire that started in the basement.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

Firefighters rescue six women, one child from fire at Okhla building

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 07:23 AM IST
Atul Garg, chief fire officer (Delhi Fire Services) said that three cars and six two-wheelers were gutted. The building’s lift system was damaged and dense smoke engulfed four floors .
All 13 coaching institutes that the fire department has so far inspected were found to be violating fire safety norms, officials said.(HT Photo)
All 13 coaching institutes that the fire department has so far inspected were found to be violating fire safety norms, officials said.(HT Photo)

Coaching centres under fire safety lens in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:31 AM IST
The inspection, which was launched last Monday, has revealed the murkier state of fire safety at coaching centres in the national capital, fire officials said.
The rooftop restaurant of The Drunk Horses Pub did not have the no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department(HTPhotos)
The rooftop restaurant of The Drunk Horses Pub did not have the no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department(HTPhotos)

Rooftop restaurant destroyed in fire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:48 AM IST
The fire department said that the absence of customers was the reason there was no casualty in the blaze.
Garg said that the team realised that at least 15-18 people are trapped in the building, and therefore called for additional manpower.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Garg said that the team realised that at least 15-18 people are trapped in the building, and therefore called for additional manpower.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Firefighters rescue 18 from a burning Daryaganj building

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:42 AM IST
Residents on the first and second floors were made to jump on the mattresses, others stuck on the floors above had to be tied with a rope and were brought down through a ladder. No casualties were reported in the incident.
A total of 40 fire tenders were used to control the blaze at the two chemical factories in Naraina Industrial Area.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A total of 40 fire tenders were used to control the blaze at the two chemical factories in Naraina Industrial Area.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

2 firefighters hurt in Naraina factory blaze

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 05:44 AM IST
A total of 40 fire tenders were used to control the Naraina blaze. It was finally brought under control at 5.20pm, but the cooling operations would continue through the night, a fire officer said.
Delhi fire service vehicle seen outside Antyoday Bhawan where a fire broke out Wednesday morning at CGO complex in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
Delhi fire service vehicle seen outside Antyoday Bhawan where a fire broke out Wednesday morning at CGO complex in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)

CISF jawan rushes to help, dies in fire at Delhi’s CGO complex

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 03:19 AM IST
A major fire broke out in central Delhi’s CGO complex on Wednesday morning and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot
Police said there were no casualties in Wednesday’s incident but local residents said a 50-year-old woman living in an adjacent building fell and hurt her head while scampering to safety.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Police said there were no casualties in Wednesday’s incident but local residents said a 50-year-old woman living in an adjacent building fell and hurt her head while scampering to safety.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Building collapses in Delhi’s Karol Bagh, residents escape by a whisker

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 07:25 AM IST
An old, dilapidated four-storeyed commercial building, which housed stitching units and shops, collapsed in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh Wednesday. Residents of adjacent buildings said they sensed the danger minutes before the collapse and managed to run to safety in the nick of time.
Ambulances and fire tender seen outside the Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out there, Karol Bagh in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ambulances and fire tender seen outside the Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out there, Karol Bagh in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Why fire at Karol Bagh’s Arpit Palace hotel claimed 17 lives?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Such was the intensity of the blaze at Karol Bagh’s Arpit Palace hotel that by the time the fire department arrived that a firefighter had fallen unconscious after inhaling smoke and received superficial skin burns on his hand as he entered the building.
View of the hotel after a massive fire broke out at Karol Baghs Arpit Palace hotel in which at least 17 people were killed and several injured, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
View of the hotel after a massive fire broke out at Karol Baghs Arpit Palace hotel in which at least 17 people were killed and several injured, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI photo)

Delhi hotel blaze kills 17 as rules flouted

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny, Anvit Srivastava and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 07:07 AM IST
A fire suspected to have been triggered by an electrical short circuit engulfed a budget hotel in New Delhi’s dense Karol Bagh neighbourhood on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people, including a guest and the chef who tried to escape from the blaze by jumping off the five-storey building, the police said.
The explosion levelled the three-storey factory where paint coating for ceiling fans was being constructed.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The explosion levelled the three-storey factory where paint coating for ceiling fans was being constructed.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Seven killed after factory collapses due to explosion in Delhi’s Moti Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said that many people working or putting up at a scrapyard immediately next door were among those buried under the debris.
Ration dealers demand scrapping of FIRs lodged against them in connection with the ‘ration scam’ at Ghaziabad last month. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
Ration dealers demand scrapping of FIRs lodged against them in connection with the ‘ration scam’ at Ghaziabad last month. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Ghaziabad ration dealers take out protest march, demand scrapping of FIRs

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 06:41 AM IST
The ration scam pertains to the withdrawal of ration from the accounts of 16,598 consumers in Ghaziabad with the aid of fake Aadhaar cards.
Officials said that they came across 69 Aadhaar cards which were allegedly used to withdraw ration via 16,598 ration cards in Ghaziabad.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Officials said that they came across 69 Aadhaar cards which were allegedly used to withdraw ration via 16,598 ration cards in Ghaziabad.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Fake Aadhaar cards used multiple times to withdraw ration

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 04:42 AM IST
Officials said that they came across 69 Aadhaar cards which were allegedly used to withdraw ration via 16,598 ration cards in Ghaziabad.
The fire broke out around 3.50am on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
The fire broke out around 3.50am on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

Nangloi plastic bag manufacturing unit gutted, no one hurt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 04:14 AM IST
Maintaining that no casualty has been reported in the incident, senior fire officials said that prima facie, it appears that a short circuit has sparked the blaze.
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