MUMBAI FIRING

  • Fire breaks out in Mumbai suburban residential building August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in an 11storey residential building in the western suburbs of Mumbai on Friday, though no loss of life has been reported as yet. According to fire brigade officials, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of Godavari building in suburban Versova, adjacent to the...
  • 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...
  • Why was he sent inside the inferno when there was no one, asks Mumbai fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after a Mumbai firefighter lost his life while battling a blaze at an office building in Andheri, his family has accused senior officials of sending their men into such death traps without adequate equipment. It was not the first time that this concern has been raised. Fireman Nitin...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • Mumbai: Wait ends, fireman's family gets assurance for job, compensation July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Chief Fire Officer on Saturday gave a written assurance to the firefighter's family that the compensation that has been promised will be given to them. As demanded by the family members, the deceased's wife Shubhangi Ivalekar has also been promised a job as per her qualification. The assurance...
  • Mumbai: Won't take his body till government assures compensation, says fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The family of the fireman who lost his life in the massive fire that engulfed a high rise commercial building in Mumbai on Friday, has refused to take his body. They are demanding a written assurance from the government that the compensation that has been promised will be given...
  • Mumbai fire: 15 lakh compensation for the relatives of the deceased July 19, 2014

    A massive fire broke out in Mumbai on Friday at a business centre. It took nearly eight hours for fire officials to douse the blaze. One firefighter lost his life and six others were seriously injured. Fire officials said that many building norms were flouted which in turn trapped many...
  • Mumbai: Faulty fire safety equipments in building left several firemen trapped July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: Hours after a massive fire gutted a high rise commercial building in Mumbai, on Friday fire officials claim that safety norms were flouted in the building which led to several firemen being trapped in the building. "It was a difficult task as 33 of my men got stuck when...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Massive fire in commercial building in Mumbai, one fireman dead, 6 seriously injured July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a 22storey commercial building in a western suburb of Mumbai on Friday morning. Over 40 fire tenders were pressed into service who, after toiling for hours, managed to douse off the flames. One fireman lost his life and six others were left seriously...
  • Fire at building near Mumbai's busy CST railway station brought under control June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a building at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station here this evening but no casualty has been reported so far, fire officials said. The blaze started on the fifth floor of the new administrative building of the Central Railway at D N Road. Eight fire tenders...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in massive fire in a residential building rises to 7 December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Seven people have been killed in a massive fire that that engulfed the 26storey Mont Blanc building in the southern part of the city on Friday night. The bodies of four people have been charred beyond recognition. The mishap took place after a fire broke out on the 12th floor...
  • Mumbai: Massive fire in a 7storey building kills four in Vikhroli November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: A massive fire has engulfed a 7storey building in Mumbai killing four and injuring eight others. The fire has not yet been doused but is said to be under control. The injured have been admitted to Rajawadi and Sion hospital in Mumbai. The residents have blamed the builder for having...
  • Mumbai: Fire at Ballard Pier Exchange building July 3, 2013

    Mumbai: A fire broke out at Ballard Pier Exchange building, which houses several Central Government offices, in South Mumbai on Wednesday morning at around 11:30 am. The fire started on the third floor of the building and 12 fire tenders were sent to douse the fire. There are no reports...
  • Saluting the men who saved the Tricolour from fire August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Independence Day, CNNIBN brings the story of the bravehearts during the fire at the Mumbai Mantralaya. Even as a major fire raged on and people were being evacuated, seven men waited on the roof just so they could protect the Indian flag. When a fire raged across...
  • Fire in residential building in South Mumbai August 9, 2012

    Mumbai: A fire broke out on Thursday in a residential building in Tardeo area of South Mumbai here, fire brigade officials said. The fire broke out on the ninth floor in the Everest building at around 5.30 pm. Eight fire tenders and as many water tankers have been rushed to the...
  • Four days after fire, work resumes at Mantralaya June 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Work has resumed at the Maharashtra state secretariat on Monday, four days after a fire killed five people in the Mantralaya fire. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrived at the Mantralaya on Monday. Three floors have been cleared, say authorities. A small ceremony...
  • 'Mantralaya blaze was disaster waiting to happen' June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The blaze at Mantralaya that has so far claimed five lives and destroyed several official documents could have been averted if the state government had heeded fire audit warnings two years ago, a leading RTI activist has claimed. In a letter to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and leader of Opposition...
  • Mantralaya fire: CM to hold special Cabinet meeting June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A special meeting of Maharashtra Cabinet will be held on Friday to review the situation in the aftermath of the massive fire that engulfed the state secretariat 'Mantralaya'. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who has announced a crime branch probe into the incident, will chair the meeting to be held at...
  • Mantralaya fire: Toll rises to 5, many missing June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The fire at the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat in Mumbai has finally been doused. Firefighters worked through the night on Thursday to bring the blaze under control. With the recovery of two more bodies on Friday morning the death toll has risen to five, one of...
  • Mantralaya fire: 2 dead, 1 missing; probe begins June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Firefighters in Mumbai worked through the night on Thursday to bring the blaze at the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat under control. Two people have died and one was missing. The Crime Branch began its probe even as the Opposition called for an independent probe suspecting a...
  • Mumbai: Major fire at Maharashtra Mantralaya June 21, 2012

    The fire also gutted the offices of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, the Chief Secretary and several other ministers. ...
  • Mantralaya fire: 3 dead, Opposition seeks probe June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: The massive fire that broke out at the Mantralaya building in Mumbai killed at least three people and injured as many as 14 others. The fire also gutted the offices of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, the Chief Secretary and several other ministers. Hours after the...
  • Crime Branch will probe 'Mantralaya' fire: Chavan June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: The Crime Branch of the Mumbai police will probe the fire incident at 'Mantralaya', the Maharashtra government Secretariat, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced on Thursday. Asked by reporters whether it could be an act of sabotage, he said, "We don't want to jump to conclusion. Crime Branch will probe the...
  • Mumbai: Fire at Mantralaya; files safe, says CM June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into the massive fire that broke out at the Mantralaya office in Mumbai, gutting the offices of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Chief Secretary and several other ministers. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that all Urban Development Ministry...
  • Mumbai: Fire in Mankhurd slum area, no casualties March 30, 2012

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in the Mankhurd slum area in Mumbai early on Friday morning. The incident took place at a scrap godown near the slum area. Nearly eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The situation was brought under control. There were no reports of casualties. ...
  • Mumbai: Minor explosion on ship 'Royal Diamond' March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Seven people have been reported injured after a a minor explosion on the ship 'Royal Diamond 7'. The ship had witnessed an explosion in its store area on March 17. The vessel was apparently carrying some chemicals, sources said. The injured have been rushed to the St George...
  • Mumbai: 1 dead in fire in residential building December 29, 2011

    Mumbai: At least one person has died in a fire that broke out in a residential building near JJ Hospital in Nagpada in Mumbai. The fire was detected at around 8:45 PM on Thursday evening. The dead person has been identified as 50yearold Bashir Ahmed. There are no other casualties. Eight...
  • Major fire in Mumbai building, no casualties December 24, 2011

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a commercial building, Ackruti business center, in Andheri East in Mumbai on Thursday. However, no casualties were reported till reports last came in. According to the fire department, as many as 15 fire engines and 10 water tankers were rushed to the spot. The building, reportedly,...
  • Mumbai: fire in local market, many shops gutted November 26, 2011

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out in area near Manish market and Sahara Shopping Centre, a wholesale market near the Crawford market area in Mumbai late on Friday night. Sources say many shops have been gutted. They added that there have been no casualties as yet. Maharashtra Cheif Minister Prithiviraj Chavan...