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Fire fighters quickly put out the blaze and prevented any big damage to hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur town.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

24 Covid patients escape narrowly after fire breaks out in hospital in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:41 PM IST
All the 24 patients were moved to another ward after smoke entered the room even as fire fighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
A woman firefighter at work in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
A woman firefighter at work in Jaipur.(HT Photo)

Women fire fighters fight not just fire but sexual harassment too

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:12 PM IST
Five years on, instead of fighting fire and saving lives with every call, these woman are fighting harassment in the garb of fake emergency and derogatory remarks.
Rs 1-crore firefighting robot used in rescue operations.(HT Photo)
Rs 1-crore firefighting robot used in rescue operations.(HT Photo)

Rs 1-cr robot failed in rescue ops, waste of taxpayers’ money

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:10 AM IST
Calling the robot a waste of taxpayers’ money, the corporators have now demanded that the administration give a detailed explanation regarding the basis on which the robot was procured last year.
People outside the centre on Sunday.(HT Photo)
People outside the centre on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Fire at Dwarka DU exam centre

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:33 AM IST
Fire officials said that the fire may have been sparked by a short-circuit in an electric metre on the ground floor and was contained within half an hour with the help of five fire tenders.
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.
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 .
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.
Fire in painting brush and plastic material godown at jai mada di compound Kalher village Bhiwandi(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Fire in painting brush and plastic material godown at jai mada di compound Kalher village Bhiwandi(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Massive fire in Thane factory, no casualties: Officials

Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 01:22 PM IST
The fire was reported from a paint brush and colour manufacturing factory-godown at Jai Mata Di compound in Kalher around 6.30 am. No casualty or injury has been reported so far in the incident.
Fire at Bindapur shop destroys goods worth Rs 5 crore, no casualties(HT Photo)
Fire at Bindapur shop destroys goods worth Rs 5 crore, no casualties(HT Photo)

Fire at Bindapur shop destroys goods worth Rs 5 crore, no casualties

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 04:24 AM IST
Delhi fire department officials suspect the fire started because of a short-circuit and it rapidly engulfed the building’s upper floors and the adjacent building because of strong winds that had been blowing since midnight.
Fire breaks out near Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri, 4 hurt(Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Fire breaks out near Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri, 4 hurt(Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Fire breaks out near Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri, 4 hurt

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Police said that the godown belongs to Naresh Wadhwa and he had rented out the property to a few catering and decorating service providers for storing portable toilets, fans, air conditioners and coolers.
Garment shop in Delhi set on fire, third case in same lane since DecemberPhoto by Sant Arora/HT (Representative Image)
Garment shop in Delhi set on fire, third case in same lane since DecemberPhoto by Sant Arora/HT (Representative Image)

Garment shop in Delhi set on fire, third case in same lane since December

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 02:41 AM IST
The victim family suspects the arson to be the handiwork of two or more “psychotic persons” as a third shop nearby too was allegedly set on fire.
(ANI)
(ANI)

Fire guts tent ahead of Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government had put in place an elaborate safety and security system in teh run up to the Kumbh Mela.
Damaged houses are seen on the following day at the site of an explosion at a machinery plant, in Liaoyuan, Jilin province, China.(REUTERS)
Damaged houses are seen on the following day at the site of an explosion at a machinery plant, in Liaoyuan, Jilin province, China.(REUTERS)

China factory blast kills 2, injures 24

Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 02:04 PM IST
At least 41 houses were damaged in the blast and a subsequent fire which began shortly before midnight on Friday. The cause of the explosion was not released, but officials said they have ruled out terrorism.
As many as 18 vehicles in Delhi’s Madangir village near Ambedkar Nagar were gutted after an unidentified man set them on fire.(HT Photo)
As many as 18 vehicles in Delhi’s Madangir village near Ambedkar Nagar were gutted after an unidentified man set them on fire.(HT Photo)

18 vehicles gutted in south Delhi’s Madangir after man sets them on fire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 02:25 PM IST
According to the police, a timely alert by local residents and swift action by fire fighters and the local police helped control the flames, preventing the fire from engulfing other vehicles and buildings and averting a major tragedy.
Fire breaks out at Crystal tower at Parel in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Fire breaks out at Crystal tower at Parel in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Window grilles: Traps during building fire?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:40 AM IST
Fixed box grilles placed to barricade windows of apartments have repeatedly proved to be obstacles for the fire brigade during a rescue
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.
Residents who lost their huts and belongings to the fire have been sheltered in a government primary school.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Residents who lost their huts and belongings to the fire have been sheltered in a government primary school.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Ghasola slum fire: Police told to book landowner

Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Gurugram SDM Sanjeev Singla turned his vehicle to the site of the fire after spotting smoke
Every time the rescuers tried to reach him, the man, identified as Deepu, shifted his location and clung on to the tree.(HT PHOTO)
Every time the rescuers tried to reach him, the man, identified as Deepu, shifted his location and clung on to the tree.(HT PHOTO)

Gurugram: High drama in Sector 15 as man perches himself on tree, rescued by fire fighters

hindustan times | By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 03:52 PM IST
The man had worked as a domestic help in the area, but left the place six months ago
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