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The fire was doused at 2.45 am and the cooling process was started. The cooling process came to an end around 9 am, they said.(Representational Image)

Fire breaks out in shops in east Delhi area

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 02:18 PM IST
According to a senior fire official, they received information regarding the blaze around 1.20 am, following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Delhi: The fire engulfed around 30 shanties including pucca structures spread across 1,500 square yards in the Paschimpuri slum cluster, officials said. (Representational Image)
Delhi: The fire engulfed around 30 shanties including pucca structures spread across 1,500 square yards in the Paschimpuri slum cluster, officials said. (Representational Image)

Fire breaks out at slum cluster in Delhi's Paschimpuri; 30 shanties destroyed

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 09:50 AM IST
According to the Delhi fire department official, a call about the blaze was received at around 9.55pm and 25 fire tenders were pressed into action.
A site in Delhi’s Dilshad Garden where a fire broke out at a godown on Thursday.
A site in Delhi’s Dilshad Garden where a fire broke out at a godown on Thursday.

Over 100 personnel deployed to douse fire at factory in Delhi’s Dilshad Garden

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 01:18 PM IST
  • No casualties have been reported so far in the fire at the stationery godown on the third floor of a four-floor building near MTNL Office Damoder Park in Delhi’s Dilshad Garden.
Smoke bellows out of the garment factory (ANI Twitter)
Smoke bellows out of the garment factory (ANI Twitter)

Major fire at garments shop in Delhi's Gandhi Nagar; 15 fire engines on the spot

PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 10:04 AM IST
No casualties have been reported so far, officials said, adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said the cause of the blaze is yet to be established.(ANI Photo)
The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said the cause of the blaze is yet to be established.(ANI Photo)

40 slum clusters gutted after blaze in Sanjay Colony, none hurt

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 03:27 AM IST
The fire broke out around 2.30am, when the DFS received a distress call reporting the incident.
Around 1,000 shanties burnt down in Tughlaqabad.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Around 1,000 shanties burnt down in Tughlaqabad.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

Over 20 shanties gutted in fire in Delhi

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 10:51 AM IST
The blaze broke out in a katran (waste cloth cutting) and later spread to the shanties following which approximately 20-22 shanties were gutted
The image shows a pigeon. (Representative image)(Unsplash)
The image shows a pigeon. (Representative image)(Unsplash)

More than 3,600 birds rescued by firefighters in Delhi last year

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:08 PM IST
According to data shared by the Delhi Fire Service (DFS), the firefighters in the national capital responded to 25,416 distress calls last year, of which 3,691 were for the rescue of birds and 2,902 for animals.
The permissions regarding open-air dining will be granted to restaurant owners only on submissions of structural safety certificates from a certified engineer.(Representational Photo/HT)
The permissions regarding open-air dining will be granted to restaurant owners only on submissions of structural safety certificates from a certified engineer.(Representational Photo/HT)

Delhi: SDMC allows open-air dining in restaurants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 02:05 PM IST
It is mandatory for restaurant owners to obtain no objection certificates from the Delhi Fire Service authorities
The building which caught on fire.(Sourced)
The building which caught on fire.(Sourced)

Delhi: Fire breaks out in manufacturing unit in Inderlok, no casualty reported

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Locals are being questioned to check if there was anyone inside the factory at the time of incident
A woman was rescued from the clinic which is located in the basement of the building, while four others were rescued from a house on the second floor. Image used for representational purpose.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A woman was rescued from the clinic which is located in the basement of the building, while four others were rescued from a house on the second floor. Image used for representational purpose.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Fire breaks out in three-storey building in Delhi, five rescued

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 04:40 PM IST
The fire department said it received information about the blaze around 11 AM and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Former chief of Delhi Fire Service, AK Sharma, who led the department for six years between 2010 and 2016, said it is a good way to fill in for pending vacancies.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Former chief of Delhi Fire Service, AK Sharma, who led the department for six years between 2010 and 2016, said it is a good way to fill in for pending vacancies.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Delhi Fire Service hires 500 personnel on contract

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:43 AM IST
Senior officers from the department said all the 500 personnel are trained and match the DFS’s standards of training in firefighting. The 500 were selected through a stringent process, they said.
A call about the fire was received at around 10.23 pm and 34 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Service Director.(ANI/Twitter)
A call about the fire was received at around 10.23 pm and 34 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Service Director.(ANI/Twitter)

Major fire in West Delhi warehouse: Official

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:45 AM IST
It is suspected that the warehouse had medical equipments, he said, adding the fire-fighting operations are underway to bring the blaze under control.
A call about the fire was received around 9.41 am after which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.(@zafarabbaszaidi)
A call about the fire was received around 9.41 am after which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.(@zafarabbaszaidi)

Fire breaks out on third floor of Delhi’s Rohini court, 10 fire tenders at spot

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Delhi Fire Service said the fire has been brought under control. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
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.
Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg, said they received a call at 12.30 am on Tuesday.(HT File (Representative image))
Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg, said they received a call at 12.30 am on Tuesday.(HT File (Representative image))

Fire breaks out in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, 4 injured

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Four people were injured in a fire that broke out at a house in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) officials said.
The fire broke out at around 2:48 am and 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.(HT Photo)
The fire broke out at around 2:48 am and 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.(HT Photo)

1 killed in fire at printing press in east Delhi’s Patparganj Industrial Area

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 09:59 AM IST
The fire broke out at around 2.38am on the ground, first and second floors of the three-storey building which also has a basement. 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Initial probe into the Anaj Mandi fire that claimed 43 lives last Sunday suggested that the blaze could have started from electric meters installed under a staircase on the second floor.(Sanchit Khanna / HT File)
Initial probe into the Anaj Mandi fire that claimed 43 lives last Sunday suggested that the blaze could have started from electric meters installed under a staircase on the second floor.(Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

Anaj Mandi Fire: Electric meters near staircases a hazard, finds fire dept probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Director of Delhi Fire Service, Atul Garg, said they are in the process of writing letters highlighting the perils of installing meter boxes under staircases to all the power discoms as well as municipal corporations.
The Anaj Mandi fire has shaken Delhi’s citizens. Poor migrant workers, in search of livelihoods, cramped in a small space, after a week of rigorous work, suddenly found themselves choking to death(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Anaj Mandi fire has shaken Delhi’s citizens. Poor migrant workers, in search of livelihoods, cramped in a small space, after a week of rigorous work, suddenly found themselves choking to death(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Anaj Mandi must not happen again | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:08 PM IST
Create a single licensing and regulatory authority for safety
Teams from the Forensic Department at the spot where a fire broke out in a building at Anaj Mandi, in New Delhi, on Sunday, December 8, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Teams from the Forensic Department at the spot where a fire broke out in a building at Anaj Mandi, in New Delhi, on Sunday, December 8, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

A body pulled out every 5 min for 4 hrs from Delhi factory that caught fire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 06:40 AM IST
Firefighters had started the rescue at 5.25am. By 9.58am, the toll had risen to 43. Atul Garg, director of Delhi Fire Service, said the fire department used 30 fire tenders, more than 150 men and 1.5 lakh litres of water.
The fire devastated the third floor of the building and also badly affected the second floor while the first floor suffered relatively little damage. (Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
The fire devastated the third floor of the building and also badly affected the second floor while the first floor suffered relatively little damage. (Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

43 killed in massive factory fire in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal orders probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Many of the victims died of suffocation and smoke inhalation in the building that had no ventilation.
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.
The Delhi government’s services wing is likely to soon start fresh recruitment drives to fill vacant posts in different departments, officials in the Lieutenant-Governor’s (L-G) office said on Wednesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government’s services wing is likely to soon start fresh recruitment drives to fill vacant posts in different departments, officials in the Lieutenant-Governor’s (L-G) office said on Wednesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi L-G wants all vacant posts to be filled up

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:17 AM IST
The directive to fill vacancies was issued by L-G Anil Baijal on Wednesday at a review meeting with top bureaucrats such as the chief secretary, principal secretaries of the services, home and health departments, apart from the chief of Delhi Fire Service.
Fifteen buffaloes and two cows were killed when the roof of a cattle shed collapsed on them due to rain in outer Delhi’s Najafgarh on Thursday morning.(AFP Photo)
Fifteen buffaloes and two cows were killed when the roof of a cattle shed collapsed on them due to rain in outer Delhi’s Najafgarh on Thursday morning.(AFP Photo)

17 cattle killed after roof collapse in Najafgarh due to rain

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:51 AM IST
The mishap happened on the Old Khaira Road in Najafgarh at 2 am.
“By the time we returned to his room, the fire had spread. We called up the police and Delhi fire services. Then, my father and I rushed out to alert the other residents of the building,” he said.(HT Photo)
“By the time we returned to his room, the fire had spread. We called up the police and Delhi fire services. Then, my father and I rushed out to alert the other residents of the building,” he said.(HT Photo)

Fire in Pitampura’s 10-storey building, 100 residents saved

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:29 AM IST
Jain said most of the occupants were asleep and they went door-to-door trying to wake up residents.
About 100 residents were safely rescued and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night.(Sushil Kumar/HT/ Representative Image)
About 100 residents were safely rescued and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night.(Sushil Kumar/HT/ Representative Image)

Fire at 10-storeyed residential building in Delhi, 100 rescued

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:58 AM IST
The fire broke out on a fifth-floor apartment around 1 am and spread to other floors. Fifteen fire tenders took nearly three hours to extinguish the flames.
After that, he ordered an immediate audit of all buildings under us which will be repeated every six months.(HT Photo)
After that, he ordered an immediate audit of all buildings under us which will be repeated every six months.(HT Photo)

New Delhi Municipal Council orders fire audit of its high-rise buildings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:53 AM IST
A fire had erupted in the kitchen area of Palika Kendra after which five fire tenders were called to douse it. No one was injured as it happened during the off-duty hours.
Firefighters doused the flames and rescued the girls who were trapped in the smoke-filled basement, ground and first floors of the girls’ hostel in Janakpuri.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Firefighters doused the flames and rescued the girls who were trapped in the smoke-filled basement, ground and first floors of the girls’ hostel in Janakpuri.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Hostel fire in Janakpuri causes Surat-like scare, over 50 students rescued

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 07:28 AM IST
The fire was reported from west Delhi’s Janakpuri early Wednesday and the fire department managed to avert a Surat-like tragedy.
Five inmates were hospitalised after being rescued from a major fire that engulfed a girls hostel in Janakpuri area here on Tuesday, officials said. More than 50 other hostellers were evacuated safely.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Five inmates were hospitalised after being rescued from a major fire that engulfed a girls hostel in Janakpuri area here on Tuesday, officials said. More than 50 other hostellers were evacuated safely.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Major fire in girls hostel in Janak Puri, 5 hospitalised

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:17 PM IST
“The fire was reported at 3:05 am. Over 50 girls have been evacuated and five others have been admitted to the hospital,” said Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service.
According to an official, Delhi government is focussing on high-rise buildings where coaching centres are functioning and inspecting whether these centres have functional firefighting equipments(HT Photo)
According to an official, Delhi government is focussing on high-rise buildings where coaching centres are functioning and inspecting whether these centres have functional firefighting equipments(HT Photo)

Delhi govt to shut down coaching centres operating above fourth floor

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 09:39 PM IST
The Delhi Fire Service director has been directed to “take strict action as per fire safety standards and guidelines to prevent recurrence of such accidents (Surat fire),” an official order issued by Home Minister Satyendar Jain said.
Two days after a fire at a coaching institute in Gujarat’s Surat claimed 22 lives, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) has asked coaching institute owners across the city to provide latest buildings plans and made it mandatory to mention the number of students enrolled in each centre.(PTI)
Two days after a fire at a coaching institute in Gujarat’s Surat claimed 22 lives, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) has asked coaching institute owners across the city to provide latest buildings plans and made it mandatory to mention the number of students enrolled in each centre.(PTI)

Surat aftermath: Fire dept seeks number of students enrolled in coaching centres

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:29 AM IST
The fire department, along with the municipalities, will inspect over 5,000 coaching institutes in the city.
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