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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)

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

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
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.
Vehicular traffic and encroachments block the way of a fire tender in Pune on Friday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Vehicular traffic and encroachments block the way of a fire tender in Pune on Friday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

No more high-rise buildings in Pune, till we are fire-ready, pleads fire brigade

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 05:12 PM IST
One of the basic requirements for any fire brigade to fight fire incidents in high-rise buildings, above 100 metres vertical length, is the number of snorkels it has. A snorkel is a platform or bucket attached onto a mechanically bending arm installed onto a fire truck. This helps the fire brigade officials reach the top where the fire has occurred. However, currently, the city fire department has only two snorkels with them, having capacity to deal with fire incidents up to a vertical limit of 100 metres. 
Although there were no casualties on Sunday, the fire led to widespread destruction of property in Ambedkar nagar behind market yard in Pune.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Although there were no casualties on Sunday, the fire led to widespread destruction of property in Ambedkar nagar behind market yard in Pune.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)

Fifth incident of fire at Pune’s Ambedkarnagar slum

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 02:50 PM IST
According to fire safety experts , the PMC must also find out how the illegal hutments received electricity connections and water supply.
In Decembers, last year, a restaurant at Kamala Mills in Mumbai was gutted in fire. The restaurant was found to have no fire safety measures in place.(HT File Photo)
In Decembers, last year, a restaurant at Kamala Mills in Mumbai was gutted in fire. The restaurant was found to have no fire safety measures in place.(HT File Photo)

Monday Musings: Is Pune waiting for a fire tragedy at pubs, eateries?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 04:33 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation needs to take immediate action on fire department’s warning rather than wait for a tragedy to break out.
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