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Heat in the city: Fire calls have doubled in Delhi. Here’s how you can keep safe

As Delhi reports double the number of fires in May 2024 compared to May 2023, Delhi Fire Services (DFS) and electricians issue warnings and safety measures.

As per data from Delhi Fire Services, fire calls have doubled up in May as compared to last year. (Photo: Gokul VS/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Published on May 25, 2024 09:02 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri

Rescuers toil all night to remove those trapped under Ghatkopar billboard

Rescuers made their way through the rubble and carefully moved through the spaces between the skeletal remains of the hoarding and removed 88 people

Workers remove debris at the accident site in Ghatkopar, Mumbai on Tuesday. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 09:31 AM IST

70-year-old man dies, wife hurt after two cylinders explode at Antop Hill home

The incident occurred when Ashokadevi was preparing food and tea on both the gas burners in her first-floor kitchen which was connected via a ladder

Mumbai, India. April 25, 2024: A 70-year-old Pannalal Gupta died of burn injuries and his wife Ashoka Devi was injured after a fire broke out at a grocery shop at JaiMaharashtra Nagar, Antop Hill in Mumbai. April 25, 2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 10:04 AM IST

6 killed, several injured in massive fire at hotels near Patna railway station

The fire brigade official said the casualty could rise. Several vehicles, including four-wheelers, two-wheelers and auto-rickshaws, were also gutted in the fire, which spread quickly due to strong winds

Santosh Kumat/HT (A huge fire broke out in a hotel near the Patna railway station)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 06:07 PM IST

Driver charred to death inside parked truck’s cabin in Ludhiana

According to the fire brigade officials, it is suspected that the flames erupted due to a short circuit as the driver was sleeping with a fan turned on

Sandeep Kumar (inset) had parked the truck near a filling station on the roadside on Friday night. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 10:42 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Fire safety mock drill at Ludhiana civil hospital

The firefighters also organised a blood donation camp at fire brigade headquarters near railway station and fire tenders donated around 25 units

Ludhiana fire brigade conducted a mock drill to spread awareness among residents regarding fire safety at civil hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: ‘Fire Safety Week’ kicks off with awareness rally

The rally was held on the theme of ‘Ensure fire safety, contribute towards nation building; it moved from different parts of the city, including Railway Station road, Ghumar Mandi, Sarabha Nagar and Gill road among others

On the first day, fire brigade organised an awareness rally in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 05:16 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Mohali: Fire ravages Nayagaon grocery store

“There is no fire station in Nayagaon, and Kharar team took long to reach the spot; till then, everything inside the shop was gutted; I initially called Chandigarh fire brigade, but was told to contact Mohali fire station,” Bansal said

The owner had opened the showroom six months back. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Mohali

Bungalow fire leaves mother-son injured in Mundhwa

Fire at Sankalp bungalow in Mundhwa injures woman and son due to LPG explosion. Both in hospital, out of danger.

According to the fire brigade officials, both of them suffered burn injuries on the right side of their hands and legs while a section of Jatin’s hair on the head was burnt. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 07:50 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Two drown in quarry in Dahisar, one body fished out, search on for the other

Two men drowned in a quarry at Dahisar on Sunday evening. While the fire brigade officials managed to pull out one of the victims, a search for the other man is ongoing

HT Image
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 05:22 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Kalyaninagar residents concerned over frequent trash burning along the riverbank

Area residents had complained to the authorities after which the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Fire Brigade officials swiftly arrived at the location and extinguished the blaze, the officials said

On Monday morning, a fire broke out along the riverbank on South Avenue emanating huge toxic smoke. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 05:34 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Major fire breaks out in Gangadham soc, 5 people rescued

Massive fire in Market Yard area's Gangadham Phase II building; 5 family members rescued by fire brigade. No casualties reported. Cause under investigation.

The incident caused significant damage to the entire flat and burnt all necessary furniture. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:18 AM IST

Woman jumps after flat in Delhi catches fire, dies

Deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Ankit Singh identified the deceased woman as Jasuri Devi and the granddaughter as Pooja Pant

A fire broke out in a flat in Dwarka Sector 10 on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Six people rescued after fire breaks out at hotel in Pune’s Hadapsar area

According to Mahajan, fire broke out due to an explosion of gas cylinders due to gas leakage in the kitchen area of the hotel

The incident was reported at 3:12 am on Sunday at ‘Bhannat Biryani House’ at Sai Nagar Society in Satavwadi. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 11, 2024 09:49 PM IST

Six rescued after fire engulfs high-rise building in Mohammadwadi

According to officials, the fire broke out at flat number 1104 engulfing the premises in thick smoke and flames

Fire brigade officials received a distress call at around 1:15 pm. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 05:48 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on February 1

The day of February 1 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi’s culture. Check it out here!

Catch it live on February 1
Published on Jan 31, 2024 11:30 PM IST

15 shops gutted in blaze at Chandigarh’s Sector-53 furniture market

Notably, of the three water bowsers available with the Chandigarh fire brigade, only one is operational

Firemen were seen calling out to each other in the din in absence of wireless communication. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 11:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Shot in the arm: Ludhiana fire brigade gets 56-metre turntable ladder

In total, the department now has 28 fire tenders for dealing with the fire incidents in the industrial hub of the state. Five fire stations are situated in different parts of the city

Shot in the arm: Ludhiana fire brigade gets 56-metre turntable ladder
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Father’s body found in Dombivli creek; search on for daughter

Father drowns while trying to save daughter who fell into creek in Dombivli, India. Father's body found, but daughter still missing.

HT Image
Updated on Dec 26, 2023 06:48 AM IST
ByN K Gupta

Mattress manufacturing unit gutted in a fire near Daruwala Pul

Immediately after the incident, the Central Fire Brigade unit with three fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the flames within an hour

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Updated on Dec 26, 2023 05:00 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

20 vehicles gutted in fire at Pimpri

A major fire in Pimpri, India, destroyed around twenty vehicles and caused extensive damage to nearby houses. No casualties were reported.

The incident was reported at Vitthalnagar Colony in Pimpri at around 2 am on Sunday. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 10:36 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Gas tanker accident chokes traffic for over 16 hours on Ahmednagar Road

The driver of the tanker was shifted to the private hospital as he suffered vomiting and respiratory difficulties due to inhalation of the toxic gas, said official

Fire brigade and traffic police personnel at the accident spot near Wadgaonsheri. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:58 AM IST

Ludhiana fire brigade preps up ahead of Diwali

MC commissioner Sandeep Rishi visited the fire brigade headquarters situated near the railway station on Thursday to take stock of the preparations ahead of the festival

Ludhiana fire brigade dept preps up ahead of Diwali
Updated on Nov 10, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Six people stuck in Sassoon Hospital lift rescued

The elevator was stuck between the fourth and fifth floors of the new building of SGH leading to panic amongst all stranded people for approximately one hour

According to the officials, the elevator at the new building of the hospital reported malfunctioning around 11.50 am. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 07:20 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Drunk man makes bomb hoax call on Taj, held

Man arrested for making bomb threats to Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Accused claimed he was drunk and stressed about unpaid dues. Investigation ongoing.

A view of the Taj Hotel (PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 04:21 AM IST

Pune fire brigade got 32 calls during Ganesh festival

The annual festival, celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm, also brings with it an increased risk of fire incidents, said officials

As per data shared by the fire brigade department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), from September 19 to September 27, the department received 32 calls. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:50 AM IST

Three workers half buried after soil slides in the gas pit

Three workers were injured after being half-buried in a pit while working on a gas pipeline in Ambernath. They were rescued by the Fire brigade within half an hour.

Three workers were half-buried in the pit being dug for a piped gas line in Ambernath on Wednesday (Pamod Tambe/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 01:42 AM IST
ByN K Gupta

Two fire incidents reported in Pune on Thursday

A major fire gutted an electricity transformer in Tulshibaug Market, Pune. Power supply was switched off as a precautionary measure. No casualties reported. Another fire incident occurred in a jewellery shop in Wanowrie, Pune. The cause of the fire is unknown and no casualties reported.

Fire incident inside a jewellery shop in Wanowrie was reported on Thursday morning. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Watch: Man stranded on tree in middle of Warana river rescued in Kolhapur

Kolhapur district has been witnessing torrential rains over the past few days due to which the level of water in several rivers has increased.

The timely response from the rescue team and local administration ensured the safe rescue of the stranded man in Devwadi village in Kolhapur.
Published on Jul 28, 2023 07:49 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Salon at Kalyaninagar catches fire

A fire broke out at a salon in Pune's Kalyaninagar. No casualties reported. Fire brigade officials suspect a short circuit as the cause of the fire.

Fire brigade officials said that they received the alert at around 7:26 am and rushed to the spot with two water tankers, one fire brigade vehicle and 10 firemen. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 11:03 PM IST
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