India  /  Published 24.03.19

Fire breaks out at AIIMS Trauma Centre

A fire broke out on the ground floor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre here on Sunday near one of the operation theatres, the Delhi Fire Service said. A call was received at 6.13 pm about the incident, foll...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Cabling mess poses firefighting hurdle

The hurdles faced by firefighters despatched to douse the flames that enveloped a Gariahat building early on Sunday included the aerial maze of cables that blight Calcutta’s skyline.Firefighters sai...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

World  /  Published 28.03.19

19 killed in Dhaka highrise fire, many still trapped

A fire broke out in a 22-storey commercial building in Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least 19 people, injuring 70 and trapping many more, officials said. Search operations went on late into the day as...
By Reuters, PTI in Dhaka

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Flames burn fortunes

Pulin Doshi, a medicine wholesaler, looked lost as firefighters fought the blaze that had gripped a warehouse, which stood almost on the banks of the Hooghly and barely 100metres from the Howrah bridg...
By Subhajoy Roy in Howrah

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.20

Kid’s fire alert saves the day

A fire alert by a 10-year-old boy helped his septuagenarian grandparents rush out of their Dover Road flat with him after spotting the fire in their son’s room on Saturday evening. The fire was spot...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 25.05.19

Wanted: nets, drone cams for high-rises

The government-run fire station office at Golmuri is mulling contemporary firefighting measures in the wake of Friday’s Surat blaze at a four-storey building with a coaching centre that left at leas...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.19

Probe into Jharkhand Legislative Assembly fire

Police have initiated an investigation to ascertain whether the fire in the new Assembly building at Kute in Ranchi on Wednesday was an accident or sabotage.A team from the forensic science laboratory...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

World  /  Published 11.11.18

California lives in terror as fire rages on

Rex Stewart was broke when he landed in Paradise, California, more than 40 years ago. But he found work as a carpenter, helping build parts of this mostly modest town of retirees and commuters tucked ...
By Kirk Johnson and Jose A. Del Real/New York Times News Service in Paradise (California)


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