FIRE BRIGADE

  • Mumbai fire mishap sheds light on troubles faced by firemen July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The glass facade high rises dotting the skyline give a swanky new look to Mumbai but the Lotus Business Park inferno has put the spotlight on such buildings which are now turning out to be fire traps. Despite a boom in such buildings over the last few years, the...
  • Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram area, four parked cars burnt July 11, 2014

    A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building in Ghaziabad on Friday, officials said. The fire broke out in the basement of AS Apartments building in Indirapuram and four parked cars were burnt as fire brigade tenders have been rushed to the spot, officials added. ...
  • Fire breaks out in an apartment in Ghaziabad, several cars damaged July 11, 2014

    A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building in Ghaziabad on Friday, officials said. The fire broke out in the basement of AS Apartments building in Indirapuram and four parked cars were burnt as fire brigade tenders have been rushed to the spot, officials added. ...
  • Cinema hall, medical store gutted in fire; no casualties reported July 4, 2014

    Fire broke out at a cinema hall and a pharmacy shop in the city in separate incidents, police said.No one was reported hurt in the two mishaps, they said. The blaze erupted at the pharmacy shop near a temple on Nasiya road in the wee hours today, Superintendent of Police (Fire),...
  • Property worth crores damaged as fire erupts in Crossroads Mall May 28, 2014

    Property worth crores of rupees was burnt down as a major fire broke out at a city mall, police said on Wednesday. The blaze occurred on the second floor of Crossroads Mall late on Tuesday night and spread to the third. As thick plumes of smoke began emanating from the building,...
  • Shortcircuit causes fire accident at SBI guest house May 24, 2014

    A fire accident took place at SBI guest house in Jawahar Nagar Police Station circle in the capital on Saturday. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot. The cause of the accident is known to be a shortcircuit. More details awaited. ...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Ghaziabad slum cluster, 3 injured April 28, 2014

    Ghaziabad: A massive fire broke out in a slum cluster in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad in the early hours on Monday, leaving three persons injured and gutting around 200 jhuggis. Fire fighters have completely doused the flames, which erupted between 1 am and 2 am. Fire department officials said that around 12...
  • Vadodara: Death toll rises to 7 in twin building collapse; Narendra Modi orders probe August 28, 2013

    At least seven persons were killed and 40 feared to be trapped under the debris as two multi-storey buildings collapsed in Madhavnagar locality in Vadodara in the wee hours on Wednesday. The twin multi-storey buildings collapsed behind Atladara area around 4:30 am, catching the sleeping occupants unaware, H J Tapariya,...
  • Teenager trapped in lift rescued after cutting its doors open August 17, 2013

    A teenage girl was trapped in a lift for more than three hours, before she was rescued and admitted to a hospital in Thane in an unconcious condition, fire brigade sources said. Pooja Jadhav (15) who resides on the seventh floor of the BSUP Housing Complex in the Tulsidham locality...
  • Flood alert in four districts, 60 school boys rescued July 27, 2013

    With incessant rain raising water level in two major rivers, Odisha government on Friday asked collectors of four northern districts to keep a vigil on the situation, even as fire brigade personnel rescued 60 boys from a state run ashram school in Mayurbhanj district. "We have rescued 60 male students...
  • Mumbai: Slab of a building collapses, some people feared trapped June 18, 2013

    A slab of a building collapsed in Bhayandar, outskirts of Mumbai. A few people are feared to be trapped in the debris. Five fire brigades and three teams of civic bodies have been called in for rescue work. More deatils awaited. ...
  • Thane building collapse case: Two more arrested April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Police on Monday arrested two more people in connection with a sevenstorey building collapse in Thane in which 74 people lost their lives. Police arrested Farookh Abdul Latif Chapra and Rafiq Daud Kamdar, taking the number of people arrested in the case to nine. Thane Police on Saturday arrested seven...
  • Thane building collapse: 9 arrested, sent to police custody April 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Thane Commissioner of Police KP Raghuvanshi on Sunday said that nine people have been arrested in the building collapse that led to death of 74 people and injured over 60 and sent to police custody till April 20. Raghuivanshi also said that one of the builders was nabbed in...
  • Thane building collapse: 8 accused produced in court April 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The police have now arrested one more person including two builders, the local corporator, an Assistant Sub Inspector, a Suspended Deputy Commissioner and also an Assistant Commissioner of the Thane Municipality in the Thane building collapse. The eight people have been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act and...
  • Thane: 4yrold recovered from debris opens her eyes April 7, 2013

    Thane: The fouryearold miracle survivor of Thursday's Daighar building crash in Thane finally opened her eyes to harsh reality on Sunday, and cried, much to the relief of surviving relatives and siblings, doctors said. The victim, Sandhya Thakur, had been unable to open her eyes, swollen with dust, watering and...
  • Thane building collapse: 73 dead, seven arrested April 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Seven people including the two builders were arrested on Saturday, three days after after a sevenstorey building collapsed like a pack of cards in Thane. Seventy three people have died and more than 60 injured in Maharashtra's worst ever building collapse in decades. Thane Police on Saturday arrested seven people...
  • Thane building collapse: rescue operation over, 72 dead April 6, 2013

    Mumbai: The NDRF said that rescue operation in the tragic Thane building collapse is over and the death toll has gone up to 72 in one of Maharashtra's worst ever building tragedy. More than 60 people have been injured after a sevenstorey building collapsed like a pack of cards in...
  • Thane building collapse: Builder, contractor booked for culpable homicide April 6, 2013

    More than 24 hours after the horrific building collapse in Thane, the death toll is still rising. 71 people are reported dead so far. This toll includes 9 boys and 13 girls. ...
  • Thane building collapse: Survivors claim many children still buried under debris April 6, 2013

    More than 40 hours after the horrific building collapse in Thane, the death toll is still climbing. Seventy one people are reported dead so far and the toll includes nine boys and 13 girls. More than sixty people have been injured in one of the worst building collapse disasters in...
  • Thane building collapse: 71 dead, rescue operation still on April 6, 2013

    Mumbai: More than 40 hours after the horrific building collapse in Thane, the death toll is still climbing. Seventy one people are reported dead so far and the toll includes nine boys and 13 girls. More than sixty people have been injured in one of the worst building collapse disasters...
  • News 360: Thane building collapse kills 48, injures over 60 April 5, 2013

    In one of Maharashtra's worst building collapses in a decade, over 40 people have died and 60 have been injured after a sevenstoreyed building in Laxmi Compound in Mumbra, a suburb of Thane, crashed down like a pack of cards into a heap of rubble on Thursday evening. ...
  • Thane: 4yrold girl rescued, family yet to be traced April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Among those injured in the Thane building collapse is a fouryearold girl, whose parents are yet to be traced. She was rescued by a person who is now taking care of her in the hospital. The man claims she was found with several injuries including on her head and needs...
  • Thane: 36 dead, 59 injured in building collapse; Chavan visits accident site April 5, 2013

    The death toll in the Thane building collapse climbed to 36 11 of them children. More people are still trapped in the rubble and lack of equipment is hampering rescue work. ...
  • Thane building: Fire brigade illequipped to deal with such a tragedy? April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Forty one people have died in the Thane building collapse and over 60 were injured in one of the worst building collapse disasters in Maharashtra. The sevenstoried, underconstruction illegal building collapsed on Thursday evening. The rescue operations are being hampered due to severe shortage of fire stations in the area,...
  • Major fire breaks out at IOC's storage tank near Surat January 5, 2013

    Surat: A major fire broken out on January 5 at storage tanks of Indian Oil Corporation's terminal at Hajira port here, fire brigade officials said. Fire brigade personnel from Surat and nearby cities were trying to bring the fire under control. Hazira facility of IOC has nine...
  • New Delhi: Fire in UCO Bank branch inside SC June 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at a bank branch in the Supreme Court complex in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon, fire brigade officials said. The fire was reported from the UCO Bank office inside the Supreme Court complex in Central Delhi at around 4:25 pm. Six fire tenders were rushed...
  • Fire in Finance Ministry office, documents destroyed June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A fire broke out inside the Finance Ministry office in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The flames have been doused now but the assessment of the damage is still being conducted. The fire broke out in two rooms and officials say that many documents have been burnt....
  • Mumbai firemen protest against shabby treatment July 7, 2010

    Mumbai: Mumbai's firemen came out on the streets on Wednesday to protest against poor equipment, difficult working conditions and performing tasks they aren't trained for. During the 26/11 Mumbai attacks the firemen performed heroic deeds, rescuing Mumbaikars and putting out fires in the face of bullets. But now Mumbai's firemen are...
  • Teaching fire safety through street plays June 12, 2010

    In Mumbai, fire fighters are now using street plays in an effort to teach safety measures to people. ...
  • Fire brigade men, Mumbai's unsung heroes November 29, 2008

    Mumbai: The Mumbai terror attack may be etched forever in the psyche of the nation. While India and the world introspects whether the reaction in dealing with the adversity could have been better orchestrated by the state and the Home Miinistries, there have been unsung heroes who emerged from the debris...