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Firefighters trying to douse the fire which broke out in a plastic factory at Industrial Area, Phase-9, in Mohali on Saturday, June 20.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Mohali factory blaze: Equipment not upgraded, says fire dept

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The unit had outdated fire extinguishers. It also lacked a smoke detection alarm, illuminated exit sign, smoke check door, fire control room or fire lifts with fireman’s switch
A stricter PG policy was notified on Monday
A stricter PG policy was notified on Monday

Chandigarh admn to cap number of paying guests

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 12:40 AM IST
This will be implemented by fixing the number of rent deeds allowed in a house.
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Chandigarh MC fire department finalises fire-safety norms for PGs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:53 AM IST
The development comes a day after the UT administration made it mandatory for those running these facilities to obtain no-objection certificates (NOCs) from the fire department in the wake of the fire tragedy at a PG facility in Sector 32 last Saturday, which claimed lives of three girl students
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Fire breaks out in The Park hotel in Delhi, 14 injured

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The fire was reported only after three foreigners complained of breathlessness due to smoke. They have been admitted to a hospital.
Patients outside the ESIC hospital in Noida, Sector 24, where a fire broke out in the morning of Jan 9, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Patients outside the ESIC hospital in Noida, Sector 24, where a fire broke out in the morning of Jan 9, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Fire breaks out at hospital in Noida near Delhi, patients evacuated

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 02:25 AM IST
The blaze was the result of a short circuit in a room in the basement of the hospital.
ATC officials confirmed that the aircraft safely landed in Mumbai at 8.29 pm on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
ATC officials confirmed that the aircraft safely landed in Mumbai at 8.29 pm on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Indigo flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai after technical snag

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The flight that took off from Bengaluru 50 minutes after its scheduled time of 6.15 pm, was scheduled to land in Mumbai at 8.20 pm.
A repeat of Anaj Mandi-type fire tragedy was averted in east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar .(HT Photo)
A repeat of Anaj Mandi-type fire tragedy was averted in east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar .(HT Photo)

Tragedy averted, 40 saved from burning house in east Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 11:02 PM IST
A congested neighbourhood, an overcrowded building whose ground floor served as a godown for plastic waste material and dense smoke fanning out to all floors were all recipes for disaster reminiscent of December 8 Anaj Mandi blaze that left 45 persons dead, said Atul Garg, director of Delhi Fire Services.
Many places in Panchkula have a precarious web of wires and electricity poles in close proximity to houses. In case of an emergency, it would be impossible for large fire tenders to navigate these narrow lanes, such as this one in Sector 15, Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)
Many places in Panchkula have a precarious web of wires and electricity poles in close proximity to houses. In case of an emergency, it would be impossible for large fire tenders to navigate these narrow lanes, such as this one in Sector 15, Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)

Delhi factory fire aftermath: No fire safety audit conducted in Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Yuvraj Kaushal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:04 AM IST
The officials in Panchkula are solely banking on their recently- procured high-tech equipment to stave off a similar tragedy and are yet to carry out a fire safety audit
A police personnel barricading the area outside the factory where a fire broke out on Sunday killing 43 people at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan in New Delhi on December 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A police personnel barricading the area outside the factory where a fire broke out on Sunday killing 43 people at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan in New Delhi on December 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

No legal action on officials in Delhi’s last 3 fire horrors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama, Soumya Pillai, Richa Banka and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 04:10 AM IST
In Nand Nagri, Bawana and Karol Bagh infernos that killed 52 over last 8 years, not a single officer has been booked in a magisterial probe across police, civic bodies and Delhi Fire Services.
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.
A man points to the beam on to which Rahul Singh had jumped to save himself from the fire on Tuesday morning.(Sakib Ali/ht photo)
A man points to the beam on to which Rahul Singh had jumped to save himself from the fire on Tuesday morning.(Sakib Ali/ht photo)

Laptop on bed triggers fire, man uses bathroom window to reach safety

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 04:33 AM IST
The man had to exit his seventh storey flat at River Heights in Raj Nagar Extension through a small window in the bathroom, jump on to a beam nearby where remain there till the fire department arrived at the spot and pulled him to safety.
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Health, fire departments in Patiala to remain functional all through today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:47 PM IST
Emergency services will operational at government health institutes including Mata Kaushalya Hospital, Government Rajindra hospital, and other sub-divisional hospitals and community health centres
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Three months after audit, Mohali MC unable to take call on defaulters of fire safety norms

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Old constructions and revision of National Building Code of India among the reasons behind failure to take action against 500 establishments in Mohali, Kharar and Kurali
An airport official said the drill is conducted once a year and involves the Central Industrial Security Force, fire department, Airports Authority of India, local police and airport security officials.(HT image)
An airport official said the drill is conducted once a year and involves the Central Industrial Security Force, fire department, Airports Authority of India, local police and airport security officials.(HT image)

Safety drill delays flights, hassles fliers at Mumbai airport

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:57 AM IST
The bomb threat evacuation drill is an annual exercise carried out by the airport’s security, during which the domestic terminal is evacuated.
Devotees in a procession of lords Ganesh “ to immerse idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the temporary water pond made by Delhi Government at Geeta Colony in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, September 12, 2019. marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Devotees in a procession of lords Ganesh “ to immerse idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the temporary water pond made by Delhi Government at Geeta Colony in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, September 12, 2019. marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Four DU students drown in Yamuna during Ganesh immersion

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 06:19 AM IST
Police said the incident took place around 9pm when a total of eight persons had entered the Yamuna to bathe, despite being told not to go into the river owing to lack of light and depth of water.
New Delhi, India-September 07, 2019: Firefighters douse the fire in an oil Godown, at Punjabi Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, September 07, 2019. A fire broke out at a godown in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area at 4:57pm. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India-September 07, 2019: Firefighters douse the fire in an oil Godown, at Punjabi Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, September 07, 2019. A fire broke out at a godown in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area at 4:57pm. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Fire in paint warehouse in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh, 1 dead

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:39 PM IST
The fire services took nearly four hours to douse the flames, and efforts had to be made to prevent the blaze from spreading to other buildings and causing a disruption in traffic on the adjacent Punjabi Bagh Main Road, said Atul Garg, chief fire officer (Delhi Fire Services).
The Qutub Plaza complex in DLF Phase 1, one of the most popular markets in the city, faces the risk of being shut.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The Qutub Plaza complex in DLF Phase 1, one of the most popular markets in the city, faces the risk of being shut.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Gurugram’s Qutub Plaza market faces closure over lack of fire safety equipment

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:57 AM IST
On Monday, the MCG got an approval from the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) to seal the complex. Prior to sealing, the fire department will be issuing a final notice to the market association to comply with fire safety norms as per the Haryana Fire Service Act.
The paint factory had gone up in flames at the Industrial Area, Phase 7, Mohali, on March 15.
The paint factory had gone up in flames at the Industrial Area, Phase 7, Mohali, on March 15.

6 months after fire, Mohali factory fined 25,000

PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Penalised it for not having a valid fire-safety licence and failing to renew its no-objection certificate
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be issuing notices to the owners and association heads of four properties in the city asking them to upgrade their fire safety norms.(HT File Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be issuing notices to the owners and association heads of four properties in the city asking them to upgrade their fire safety norms.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram civic body to issue notices to four properties to upgrade fire safety norms

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:47 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has also been given the approval to seal Ultra Home Construction Private Limited in IMT Manesar and issue notices to 12 private and public schools, asking them to comply with fire safety norms.
Hospital fires, like in the case of AIIMS, usually are caused by a short circuit.(ANI PHOTO.)
Hospital fires, like in the case of AIIMS, usually are caused by a short circuit.(ANI PHOTO.)

Why blaming AIIMS for the fire is unfair I Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:54 PM IST
As is the drill after any such incident, the Delhi Police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against unknown persons, and the fire department has alleged some hospital buildings did not have a “no-objection certificate” (NOC) from the fire department.
A raccoon looks out from a grate after getting stuck in Newton, Massachusetts.(AFP/ Newton Fire Department)
A raccoon looks out from a grate after getting stuck in Newton, Massachusetts.(AFP/ Newton Fire Department)

Raccoon gets stuck in storm grate, rescue mission lasts 2 hours

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 02:09 PM IST
The mischievous mammal went viral after he was snapped by US firefighters managing to look simultaneously startled and cute as a button during a bungled escape from a sewer on Thursday.
By the time fire tenders reached the spot, the car was completely burnt.(HT file photo for representation)
By the time fire tenders reached the spot, the car was completely burnt.(HT file photo for representation)

Man charred to death inside SUV in Delhi’s Pitampura

Hindustan Times, | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:06 PM IST
Officials of the fire department said they received a call at 10.40pm reporting that a sports utility vehicle Mahindra XUV500 was on fire and that a man was trapped inside.
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.
Fire fighters and tenders carried out rescue operations at a rubber factory at Delhi’s Jhilmil industrial area July 13, 2019(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Fire fighters and tenders carried out rescue operations at a rubber factory at Delhi’s Jhilmil industrial area July 13, 2019(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)

Delhi govt drafting proposal for round-the-clock fire tenders in city’s markets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:13 AM IST
Senior government officials said home minister Satyendra Jain has written to several market welfare associations asking them to provide basic facilities such as rooms for rest, changing clothes, wash room and drinking water for the fire officials who would be deployed with the fire tenders in the respective markets.
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.
A massive fire broke out at a factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil area on Saturday(HT Photo)
A massive fire broke out at a factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil area on Saturday(HT Photo)

3 feared dead after massive fire erupts at factory in Delhi’s Jhilmil

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 12:42 PM IST
A team of 26 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire.
A private school in Andheri has come under the scanner of authorities for allegedly violating the Maharashtra Fire Safety Act and for operating without an Occupancy Certificate (OC).(Hindustan Times)
A private school in Andheri has come under the scanner of authorities for allegedly violating the Maharashtra Fire Safety Act and for operating without an Occupancy Certificate (OC).(Hindustan Times)

‘Andheri school violated fire safety norms, has no OC’: Mumbai Fire Brigade

Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:49 PM IST
A recent inspection by the fire department revealed that the school has no fire safety equipment even in the science laboratory.
Vets used anaesthetic to calm the squirrel and then freed the animal (representational image).(Pixabay)
Vets used anaesthetic to calm the squirrel and then freed the animal (representational image).(Pixabay)

German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

Berlin | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 03:23 PM IST
When rescuers arrived, they spotted the tufted-eared squirrel’s head poking out of a hole in the cover.
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