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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, Panchkula
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
Fire in furniture godown in Delhi’s Kirari(HT Photo)
Fire in furniture godown in Delhi’s Kirari(HT Photo)

Fire in furniture godown in Delhi’s Kirari, 8 tenders on spot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:34 AM IST
Forty-three died, mostly young migrant labourers, and 16 others were injured in the devastating fire that ripped through the illegal factory in Anaj Mandi early on Saturday.
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.
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Health, fire departments in Patiala to remain functional all through today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
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
Nine flights bound for Patna were diverted and the departures of three of flights were delayed after airport operations were shut down for three hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Nine flights bound for Patna were diverted and the departures of three of flights were delayed after airport operations were shut down for three hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Three-hour runway shutdown at Patna airport spooks 12 flights, 2000 fliers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 09:22 PM IST
Airport authorities had to use a crane and earthmoving machines to remove the 37-tonne fire engine which got stuck in soft earth.
There were no casualties and the minor blaze at the ‘Farah Tower’, where about 500 people work, was put out quickly, Fire and Emergency Services officials said.(HT image)
There were no casualties and the minor blaze at the ‘Farah Tower’, where about 500 people work, was put out quickly, Fire and Emergency Services officials said.(HT image)

Fire at multi-storey commercial building in Bengaluru creates panic

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 06:14 PM IST
As the ground floor where the fire broke out was engulfed in smoke, people working there ran to the top floor of the building.
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
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) gas processing plant engulfed in flames.(PTI Photo)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) gas processing plant engulfed in flames.(PTI Photo)

Mumbai ONGC plant fire: 4 killed, gas being diverted to Gujarat

Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:36 AM IST
ONGC Uran plant fire in Navi Mumbai: The PSU tweeted that the fire broke out in storm water drainage in the plant, around 50 km from Mumbai. The gas in the plant is being diverted to a plant in Hazira, Gujarat.
A four-storey building collapsed in Northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area Monday night, with fire officials fearing that several people are trapped under the debris.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
A four-storey building collapsed in Northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area Monday night, with fire officials fearing that several people are trapped under the debris.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

2 dead, 3 injured as four-storey building collapses in Delhi’s Seelampur

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 12:55 PM IST
According to the police, people are expected to be under the debris and rescue operation is underway.
Locals practise using ropes to climb down a residential building at Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Locals practise using ropes to climb down a residential building at Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Ropes, sand sacks in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar’s DIY fire-safety plan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 07:35 AM IST
These contingency methods were prompted by a fire that killed six people in a multi-storey residential building in Jamia Nagar’s Zakir Nagar neighbourhood earlier this month.
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73 chemical units in Mohali asked to conduct fire safety audit

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Move comes after chemical reactor blast at pharma factory in Dera Bassi subdivision. Units told to submit report within 15 days
Fire fighters trying to douse the flames after fire broke out at Ahuja Enterprises at Central Market on Gill Road, Ludhiana, on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Fire fighters trying to douse the flames after fire broke out at Ahuja Enterprises at Central Market on Gill Road, Ludhiana, on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
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

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
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.
Six shops were damaged after a fire broke out in the Gandhinagar garments market in East Delhi on Tuesday morning, said the fire department.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Six shops were damaged after a fire broke out in the Gandhinagar garments market in East Delhi on Tuesday morning, said the fire department.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Six shops gutted in fire at garments market in East Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:27 AM IST
As many as 22 fire tenders were sent to the spot to douse the flames. It is suspected that fire had been triggered by electric sparks in wires.
A fire broke out in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar market(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A fire broke out in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar market(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Fire breaks out in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar market; 21 fire tenders at spot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 11:10 AM IST
The Gandhi Nagar market is one of the most congested areas of Delhi with a number of factories and residential houses.
Seven workers, who were stuck on the top floor after the fire, came down through the adjoining factory with the help of a ladder(HT Photo/ Gurpreet Singh)
Seven workers, who were stuck on the top floor after the fire, came down through the adjoining factory with the help of a ladder(HT Photo/ Gurpreet Singh)

Fire in Ludhiana hosiery mill, 7 workers escape

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:59 PM IST
Eight fire tenders were deployed as the fire started on the third floor of the Trimurti Hosiery Mills in Pritampura area of the city.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
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.
At least six people were killed and 11 injured after a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in southeast Delhi’s Zakir Nagar(HT Photo/Burhaan)
At least six people were killed and 11 injured after a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in southeast Delhi’s Zakir Nagar(HT Photo/Burhaan)

6 killed, 16 injured after fire in building in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:13 AM IST
Of the 16 injured, at least seven are in serious condition and have been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Holy Family Hospital. The injured include two firefighters, said the officer.
11 persons, including a 4-year-old child, sustained burn injuries on Thursday afternoon after a cooking gas cylinder caught fire.(HT File)
11 persons, including a 4-year-old child, sustained burn injuries on Thursday afternoon after a cooking gas cylinder caught fire.(HT File)

11 injured as LPG cylinder catches fire in Delhi’s Nangloi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 10:09 PM IST
According to the Delhi fire service officials, they received a call at their control room at 12.46pm that a house has caught fire in Shri Ram Colony, Nilothi Extension, and several people are injured.
There are four fire stations of BNCMC, which cater to approximately 13 to 14 lakh people. The fire department has four fire tenders out of which one is under repair.(HT Photo)
There are four fire stations of BNCMC, which cater to approximately 13 to 14 lakh people. The fire department has four fire tenders out of which one is under repair.(HT Photo)

Fire destroys two godowns in Bhiwandi, Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 03:58 AM IST
The fire that broke out in Gayatri compound in Prerna complex near Anjur Phata in Val village was brought under control by 9.30am. The cooling operations went on till late in the evening.
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.
A woman looks from a window as rescuers work at the site of a building that collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday, July 16. A four-story residential building collapsed in a crowded neighborhood in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, and several people were feared trapped in the rubble, an official said.(Photo: AP)
A woman looks from a window as rescuers work at the site of a building that collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday, July 16. A four-story residential building collapsed in a crowded neighborhood in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, and several people were feared trapped in the rubble, an official said.(Photo: AP)

Mumbai building collapse highlights: Rescue ops to continue through the night, debris being removed manually

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:30 AM IST

At least 10 have been reported dead, eight injured and over two dozen are feared trapped in rubble after a 100-year-old building in Mumbai’s Dongri area collapsed on Tuesday. The collapse was reported at 11:40 am in the morning and the officials have said that nearly 40-50 people are feared to be trapped. Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire tenders were rushed to the spot to carry out the rescue operations which are underway.Confirming that the building is 100 years old, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said that the state government has ordered an investigation into the building collapse.Follow highlights here:

Fire fighters and tenders carried out rescue operations at a rubber factory at Jhilmil industrial area, in New Delhi on Saturday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Fire fighters and tenders carried out rescue operations at a rubber factory at Jhilmil industrial area, in New Delhi on Saturday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Three families lose their pillar in Delhi factory fire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 04:22 AM IST
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.
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 minor fire broke out in the operation theatre of ESI Hospital in west Delhi’s Basai Darapur on Friday morning.(ANI Photo)
A minor fire broke out in the operation theatre of ESI Hospital in west Delhi’s Basai Darapur on Friday morning.(ANI Photo)

Fire breaks out in West Delhi hospital, six patients rescued

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Six patients, who were trapped in the recovery room next to the operation theatre, were rescued by firefighters and hospital staff.
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.
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

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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.
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.
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