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646 schools in city not complying with fire safety norms: BMC audit

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Now, apply online for fire safety NOC in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
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).
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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

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
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
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Thursday’s rescue took the total number of birds rescued by the DFS in August to 718.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Thursday’s rescue took the total number of birds rescued by the DFS in August to 718.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Firefighters rescue 700 birds in August

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 03:53 AM IST
While, the agency received an average of 150 to 200 bird rescue calls on a monthly basis from January to July, in August alone, the Delhi Fire Services received 718 calls.
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At least seven other people who were present in the building were rescued.(HT photo)
At least seven other people who were present in the building were rescued.(HT photo)

Fire at complex in Lucknow’s Khurramnagar, two injured

By HT Correspondent | Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:22 AM IST
A woman and her infant daughter who were reportedly sleeping on the first floor of the complex were injured in the fire. They were taken to a nearby hospital from where they were later discharged.
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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

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Heavy rains lashed the city on Saturday causing traffic congestions and waterlogging in different areas, including Mundhwa, Rasta peth, Sinhgad, Kharadi, Bibvewadi, Chinchwad, among others.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Heavy rains lashed the city on Saturday causing traffic congestions and waterlogging in different areas, including Mundhwa, Rasta peth, Sinhgad, Kharadi, Bibvewadi, Chinchwad, among others.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Heavy rain lashes Pune, waterlogging, traffic snarls in many areas

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:45 PM IST
Areas affected include Mundhwa, Rasta peth, Sinhgad, Kharadi, Bibvewadi, Chinchwad, among others
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The seven-storey building, Mahakavi Kailas Heights, at Katrap caught fire on Saturday
The seven-storey building, Mahakavi Kailas Heights, at Katrap caught fire on Saturday

Fire breaks out in Badlapur flat

By Sajana Nambiar | Hindustan Times, Badlapur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:35 AM IST
The cause of the fire is suspected to be short circuit
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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

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Mumbai
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
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.
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NDRF and fire brigade personnel during rescue work at Kurar village in Malad, Mumbai, after a wall collapsed there .(Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)
NDRF and fire brigade personnel during rescue work at Kurar village in Malad, Mumbai, after a wall collapsed there .(Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

‘Mujhe bahar nikalo’: Teen found after 12 hours, dies on way to hospital

By Mehul R Thakkar and Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Bodies of the parents and the three-year-old were found in the morning, while Deepa’s body was found around 2pm. The rescue operations, which started around 2am, got tough as it kept raining through the night. The teams kept Sanchita engaged in a conversation.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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A female nursing staff of the AIIMS Hospital here committed suicide by setting herself on fire(HT File (Representative Image))
A female nursing staff of the AIIMS Hospital here committed suicide by setting herself on fire(HT File (Representative Image))

AIIMS Jodhpur female staff locks room, sets herself on fire

By Asian News International | Jodhpur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The hospital was informed by a passerby that fumes were coming out of a room on the third floor of the building following which the administration had sent its fire officer to verify the claims.
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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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
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 .
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The victim was identified as Tilak Raj, a resident of Kapashera. Police said Raj caught up with his friends for some drinks and they decided to go to the canal for a dip.(HT Photo)
The victim was identified as Tilak Raj, a resident of Kapashera. Police said Raj caught up with his friends for some drinks and they decided to go to the canal for a dip.(HT Photo)

Another person drowns in Dhankot canal near Delhi-Gurugram border

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Sukhbir Yadav, assistant fire officer, Sector 37 fire station, said a team comprising 10 officials from two fire stations (Bhim Nagar and Sector 37) reached the spot around 3.15pm.
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Science Point coaching centre near Gopalpura are in process of getting fire safety equipments but in case of a fire in the middle storeys of the building students will have to run to the top floor to use the staircase to exit.(HTPhoto)
Science Point coaching centre near Gopalpura are in process of getting fire safety equipments but in case of a fire in the middle storeys of the building students will have to run to the top floor to use the staircase to exit.(HTPhoto)

Multiple coaching centres in Jaipur run illegally without fire safety measures

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The building structures of these coaching centres vary as some run out of more than two-storeyed buildings; others run in the basement and even single rooms with single exits.
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Mock fire safety drill being carried out at Allen coaching centre.(HT)
Mock fire safety drill being carried out at Allen coaching centre.(HT)

90% coaching centres in Kota lack fire safety arrangements: Audit

By Aabshar H Quazi | Hindustan Times, Kota
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Civic body officials say notices have been served to owners of 400 institute buildings for installation of fire safety systems
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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One of the fifteen Thane hospitals sealed for not complying with fire-safety norms.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
One of the fifteen Thane hospitals sealed for not complying with fire-safety norms.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)

‘183 hospitals in Thane don’t have fire NOCs’: Fire brigade dept

By Megha Pol | Thane
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 02:22 AM IST
The department said none of these hospitals had fire NOCs, thus their applications for renewal could not be accepted.
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The fire brigade department had served notices to these clinics last week, ordering them to vacate their buildings and shift the patients elsewhere.
The fire brigade department had served notices to these clinics last week, ordering them to vacate their buildings and shift the patients elsewhere.

15 Thane clinics sealed over lack of fire NOC

By Megha Pol | Thane
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 01:25 AM IST
The fire brigade department had served notices to these clinics last week, ordering them to vacate their buildings and shift the patients elsewhere.
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A fire broke out on the sixth floor of the Shastri Bhawan on Tuesday afternoon, a Delhi Fire Service official said.(ANI Photo)
A fire broke out on the sixth floor of the Shastri Bhawan on Tuesday afternoon, a Delhi Fire Service official said.(ANI Photo)

Fire breaks out on the sixth floor of Shastri Bhawan

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 07:05 PM IST
The fire was later brought under control by 2.55 pm. No injury or casualty has been reported, the senior fire officer said.The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, they added.
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On a usual working day, the four-storey Karol Bagh building that collapsed on Wednesday would be occupied by about a 100 workers and visitors.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
On a usual working day, the four-storey Karol Bagh building that collapsed on Wednesday would be occupied by about a 100 workers and visitors.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

How locals sensed danger, ran to safety minutes before Karol Bagh building collapse

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 07:20 AM IST
The timing of the mishap in the early hours of the morning, preceded by warning signs, and the presence of mind displayed by local residents averted a tragedy. A woman, who fell while fleeing an adjacent building, suffered minor injuries — the only reported so far in the incident.
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At least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames which began around 8 am. Officials of the district fire department said that they will soon initiate a drive against buildings which do not have no objection certificates (NoC) for fire.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
At least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames which began around 8 am. Officials of the district fire department said that they will soon initiate a drive against buildings which do not have no objection certificates (NoC) for fire.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Commercial building in Ghaziabad

By HT Correspondent | Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 03:11 AM IST
A four-storey commercial complex, located in a residential locality in Kavi Nagar, was gutted on Wednesday morning. The building housed a grocery shop on the ground and a few restaurants on the upper floors, which were completely destroyed.
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The burnt and damaged dumper and the two-wheeler after a mob set the vehicles on fire after a teenager died on the spot after being hit by the dumper in Pimpri-Chinchwad on Wednesday.(HT/PHOTO)
The burnt and damaged dumper and the two-wheeler after a mob set the vehicles on fire after a teenager died on the spot after being hit by the dumper in Pimpri-Chinchwad on Wednesday.(HT/PHOTO)

19-year-old killed in an accident, truck set ablaze in Pimpri-Chinchwad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 04:17 PM IST
A case of causing death due to negligent driving was registered at Pimpri police station against the truck driver
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Students perform a mock drill at the Don Bosco school, Yerawada, on the occasion of National Fire and Evacuation Drill Day on Monday.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
Students perform a mock drill at the Don Bosco school, Yerawada, on the occasion of National Fire and Evacuation Drill Day on Monday.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)

​National Fire and Evacuation Drill Day: students get first-hand training on fire safety at Don Bosco School, Pune

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The fire brigade team demonstrated several methods of protecting and saving people besides extinguishing the fire.
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Bhavesh Karekar, a resident of Hinjewadi (right) along with members of the Hinjewadi Hills Green Army.(HT Photo)
Bhavesh Karekar, a resident of Hinjewadi (right) along with members of the Hinjewadi Hills Green Army.(HT Photo)

Pune’s Hinjewadi residents pitch in to set up drip irrigation for plants on hills

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 03:28 PM IST
Known as the Hinjewadi Hills Green Army, the team of 25 volunteers was formed in June.
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The fire at Patil Estateslums broke out at 1 pm on Wednesday and required 20 fire tenders to help douse the fire. While no one living in the slum was injured, houses were destroyed and hundreds of slum dwellers have been left homeless.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
The fire at Patil Estateslums broke out at 1 pm on Wednesday and required 20 fire tenders to help douse the fire. While no one living in the slum was injured, houses were destroyed and hundreds of slum dwellers have been left homeless.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

At least 90 homes gutted in huge slum blaze at Pune’s Patil Estate

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Twenty fire brigade vehicles and 20 water tankers were used to control the fire, according to Prashant Ranpise, chief fire officer, Pune.
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