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    3500 people evacuated as Mumbai fire brigade fights blaze

    According to a report by PTI, Mumbai fire brigade personnel were engaged in controlling the blaze at a mall 12 hours after fire broke out there, even as around 3500 people from an adjoining building were evacuated, civic sources said on Friday. A major fire erupted at the City Center Mall in Mumbai Central area at 8.50 pm on Thursday. Two fire personnel have been injured while controlling the blaze, the sources said.

    Mumbai mall blaze: Fire-fighting continues after 36 hours

    The fire had erupted on the second floor of the basement-plus-three storied mall at 8.50 pm on Thursday. The fire was initially categorised as level 1 (minor), but was upgraded to level-3 at 10.45 pmand to level-4 at 2.30 am, after flames spread to other parts of the building.

    Fire at Mumbai's Nagpada mall declared 'level 5', people evacuated from adjacent tower

    Fire at Mumbai's Nagpada mall was declared level 5 on Friday morning even as firefighting operations were underway. The fire started at the mall on Thursday night at 9 pm. 24 fire engines along with 16 jumbo tanks are deployed and working to extinguish the fire, news agencies reported on Friday morning. Two fire personnel injured during the firefighting operation.Fire at Mumbai's Nagpada mall declared 'level 5', people evacuated from adjacent tower

    South Mumbai market fire yet to be doused even after 40 hours

    Over 40 hours after a fire broke out at a commercial building in a cutlery market in south Mumbai, efforts were still on to douse the flames, officials said on Tuesday.

    Blaze at Mumbai's City Centre Mall doused after 56 hours

    The fire at the City Centre Mall in Mumbai Central area broke out on the second floor of the basement-plus-three- storey structure at 8.50 pm on Thursday.

    Fire at Mumbai's Nagpada mall declared level 5, firefighting operations underway

    24 fire engines along with 16 jumbo tanks are deployed and working to extinguish the fire. Rescue van and other vehicles are also present at the spot. A total of about 250 officers and staff, including the Chief Fire Officer of the Mumbai fire brigade, Shashikant Kale, are making continuous efforts to extinguish the fire.

    Mumbai: Fire reported in Worli high-rise, 10 rescued

    Nobody was injured in the incident and 10 persons trapped inside the building were rescued, officials said.

    Fire breaks out in Bandra, one person dead

    Mumbai: One dead and one injured after fire broke in a residential building in Bandra. Fire under control now.Fire breaks out in Bandra, one person dead

    Mumbai: Fire in Saki Naka godown, no injuries reported

    A huge fire broke out in a godown in Khairani area of Saki Naka suburb in the metropolis on Friday evening, and efforts were on to douse it, an official said. There are no reports of injuries to anyone as yet in the fire that broke out at 6:10pm, the official said.Mumbai: Fire in Saki Naka godown, no injuries reported

    Mumbai: Fire breaks out at GST Bhavan, no casualties reported

    A massive fire broke out on the top floors of the ground plus eight-storied GST Bhavan here at Byculla on Monday morning, officials said. At least five fire-tenders were deployed to battle the blaze even as thick clouds of smoke billowed out of the upper two floors.Mumbai: Fire breaks out at GST Bhavan, no casualties reported

    Fire at Mumbai highrise, eight rescued

    A civic official said the fire erupted on the fifth floor of the Palma Building located near the famous Hanging Gardens around 7 pm.

    Mumbai: Fire breaks out at two-story building in Kurla West due to cylinder blast

    Fire broke out in Mumbai’s Kurla West due to a cylinder blast in Mehtab CHS building. Seven fire tenders reached on the spot. Later, the fire has been brought under control. More details are awaited. Mumbai: Fire breaks out at two-story building in Kurla West due to cylinder blast

    Fire breaks out in Mumbai godown

    A massive fire broke out in a godown in Jogeshwari area of Mumbai on Thursday.

    Israeli fire experts delegation in India to discuss training programme for Mumbai Fire Brigade

    The delegation, which arrived in India on Monday, comprises of Israel's Fire and Rescue Commissioner Dedy Simhi, Commander of National Fire and Rescue Academy Zvi Tsoran, International Liaison Officer Yoram Levy, and Hazmat Shift Officer Liron Soll. The visit has come a day ahead of the 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

    Major fire in Mumbai building; many feared trapped: Officials

    There is no report of any casualties so far. The blaze erupted on the seventh and the eighth floors of the 13-storey Labh Shrivali building located in Vile Parle (W) at around 7.10 pm, a Fire official said, adding that it was a level 3 fire. He said at least 8-10 fire engines have reached the spot along with water tankers. ​

    Major fire in Mumbai building; 1 dead, 6 suffer from suffocation, injuries

    The fire brigade got a call about the blaze in 'Aditya Arcade' building around 6 am.

    Mumbai: Fire breaks out in a slum at Lalmati

    Mumbai: fire breaks out in a slum at Lalmati, opposite Bandra Fire Station. 8 water tankers and 9 Fire tenders at the spot Mumbai: Fire breaks out in a slum at Lalmati

    Mumbai: Fire breaks out near Kamala Mills compound

    A fire broke out in an under-construction building near Kamala Mills compound in Mumbai. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Mumbai: Fire breaks out near Kamala Mills compound

    Cooling operations on at fire-hit MTNL building in Mumbai

    The third, fourth and fifth floors of the nine-storey building were the worst affected due to the blaze.

    Fire breaks out in MTNL building; 84 rescued, fireman injured

    Fire broke out at the MTNL exchange building at S V Road in suburban Bandra in the afternoon, fire brigade sources said.

    Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 13

    The state government, has so far not announced compensation to the victims.

    Fire damages submarine at Mumbai yard

    INS Sindhukesari’s critical components being checked, had come back after refit in Russia.

    Survivors of Mumbai fire recount their horror stories

    14 people were killed when a huge blaze tore through a popular restaurant in Mumbai's Kamala Mills early on Friday, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over the enforcement, or lack thereof, of fire safety regulations.

    Mumbai: 7 killed as massive fire breaks out at 15 storey-building in Chembur

    At least Seven people were killed and two more, including one fireman, injured in a major fire that engulfed the top floors of a residential building, here on Thursday, officials said. The fire broke out on the 10th floor of the 16-storied Sangam building and quickly spread upwards, trapping many of the residents there, in Tilak Nagar suburb of northeast Mumbai.Mumbai: 7 killed as massive fire breaks out at 15 storey-building in Chembur

    Fire breaks out at clothes factory in Mumbai, no casualty so far

    Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. There are no reports of any casualty so far.

    Mumbai hospital fire: Man succumbs to burn injuries, death toll rises to 10

    Besides, 116 injured people, including some children and firemen, were undergoing treatment in seven hospitals across the city, he said.

    Mumbai fire: Maimoon residential building blaze kills four

    A total of nine people were also injured in the accident. The deceased has been identified as Sakina Kapasi, Mohin Kapasi, Tasleem Kapasi and Dawood Kapasi.

    Mumbai fire: Chaos blocks woman's exit, daughter makes it

    Relatives of the woman alleged firemen delayed the rescue of those stranded near the washroom of the restobar, an allegation the fire department denied.

    Mumbai fire: It’s routine for authorities to overlook violations, allege activists

    Past horrors: Just 10 days ago 12 labourers were killed after a fire broke out in a Saki Naka snack shop; in 2015, eight people died at a Chinese eatery in Kurla after a fire due to a short circuit.

    Mumbai Fire: Industry body for better infra, fire safety steps

    "The Mumbai fire incident reiterates the need for improving infrastructure conditions, in particular fire safety," National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) president Rahul Singh said in a statement.

    Fire started at Mojo’s, not 1Above, says probe report

    A probe into the blaze which gutted two resto-bars at Kamala Mills in Lower Parel last week has revealed that the fire originated in Mojo’s Bistro and not 1Above as was initially believed.

    4 killed, 16 injured in fire in Mumbai high-rise residential building

    Crystal tower is a residential complex. People trapped inside the building are being rescued by the fire department using cranes.

    Fire breaks out at Worli high-rise in Mumbai

    The fire was reported from the building's 25th floor. The building's name is not known right now.

    Mumbai fire: 29-year-old's life snuffed out an hour after she celebrated her birthday

    Khushbu Bhansali, the birthday girl, died less than an hour of turning 29. Three years ago, she and one of her closest friends, Kinjal Mehta (28), both from Girgaum, had their weddings the same day.

    Bombay HC permits accused in Kamala Mills fire case to seek bail

    Karia was booked under Section 216 of the Indian Penal Code for harbouring an offender after the police found an Audi car belonging to prime accused Abhijeet Mankar at his residence.

    Fire breaks out at Mumbai airport's domestic terminal

    Officials said that the fire started at a ground floor conference hall and then spread to the first floor of a lounge near the airport's gate number 9.

    Kamala Mills fire case: Hotelier arrested for 'sheltering' 1Above pub owners sent to police custody

    Vishal Kariya was arrested yesterday after questioning by officials of the N M Joshi Marg police station.

    1Above’s eating house licence had expired 11 days before blaze

    Ideally, the restaurant should have been sealed and no fresh license or NOC granted to 1Above after its eating house licence expired.

    Fire at film studio in Kanjur Marg, Mumbai

    The fire broke out at Cine Vista studio on LBS Road at around 8 pm, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 7) Akhilesh Singh.

    Kamala Mills fire: Mojo's Bistro owners booked for culpable homicide

    A senior police official gave the names of Mojo's Bistro pub owners as Yug K Pathak and Nagpur-based businessman Yug Tulli.

    Four killed as fire erupts in a residential building in Mumbai's Andheri

    According to BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported at around 2 a.m. in the Maimuna Building in the sprawling Bohra Colony, here.

    Kamala Mills fire: BMC cracks down on illegal structures at restaurants

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday targeted encroached structures built by restaurant and pubs at Kamla Mills compound, Raghuvanshi Mills compound and Phoenix mall premises.

    7 sisters went for a party, 5 returned

    Fashion designer Kavita Dharani (36) and homemaker Tejal Gandhi (37), who died in the fire at 1Above, had taken refuge in the men’s loo after the fire began spreading across the floor.

    Kamala Mills fire: Out for dinner, three friends lose their wives

    Men from a Gujarati community thronged the Chandanwadi crematorium on Friday to attend a series of funerals - women don't traditionally attend cremations.

    2 Times Network heroes rescue over 150 people

    The Times Network is located in a building adjacent to the one housing the restaurant where the fire started.

    Mumbai Kamla Mills fire: Evacuation delayed by selfie obsession, claim eyewitnesses

    Eyewitnesses said several LPG cylinders were kept on the ground floor, and sparks and burning debris fell on them. The fire brigade swiftly removed those cylinders. ​​

    Mumbai Kamla Mills fire: Business at restaurant hub to be affected

    The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India said it was issuing advisories to all members to observe fire safety regulations strictly and conduct an immediate audit.

    Elphinstone Road stampede and Kamla Mills fire indicate Lower Parel needs infra revamp: Experts

    Apart from commercial offices, Lower Parel has turned into a hub for nightlife with several fine-dining restaurants, pubs and bars mushrooming across the Todi Mill and Mathuradas Mill compounds.

    Collusion between civic bodies and building owners in Mumbai: BJP MP

    He claimed that the building ran the pub illegally and recalled that 12 labourers had died in fire incidents recently in the western metropolis.

    12 killed in fire at a shop in Mumbai

    The blaze erupted in the shop at Makaria Compound on Khairani Road around 4.25 am following which the structure collapsed, an official said.

    Make in India show fire: Report says safety norms flouted by organisers

    The inquiry by the Mumbai Fire Department found that LPG cylinders were brought to the venue at Girgaum Chowpaty by the show organisers.

    Alert Mumbai fire officer helps save 2nd submarine from disaster

    A second submarine berthed near INS Sindhurakshak submarine that exploded and sank was saved from a possible disaster.

    Indian Navy orders board of inquiry into submarine blast, fire

    Navy today ordered a board of inquiry to probe the explosion and subsequent fire onboard its submarine INS Sindurakshak which has sunk.

    Mumbai: Chief Minister's office gutted in fire; 3 killed

    A huge crowd watched in horror as men and women perched precariously on parapets, clung to drainage pipes, fighting to escape the blaze that roaring furiously all around.

    Lokpal: Rs 8 lakh rent paid, MMRDA ground ready for Anna Hazare fast

    The stage is set for Anna Hazare's three-day fast at the MMRDA ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex from Tuesday to push for a stronger Lokpal.

    Navi Mumbai fire: Insurers take Rs 100-cr hit

    Insurance companies are expected to take a collective knock of Rs 100 crore on their books on account of an inferno that destroyed most of a cold storage plant and its contents in Navi Mumbai last week.

    11 dead as building collapses in Mumbai’s Dongri area; over 40 feared trapped

    The building was said to be dilapidated and its residents had engaged a builder to redevelop the property. However, later authorities claimed that the building was unauthorised.

    In Maharashtra political fight, Axis Bank accounts could get the axe

    Sena leaders said that the shifting out of accounts from Axis Bank or discussions around a shift are to do with finding “safer” public sector banks. Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of former CM Devendra Fadnavis, is a senior executive with Axis Bank. A spokesperson for the BJP claimed vengeance on part of the former ally.

    Fire-fighting operation on Butcher Island over: Mumbai Port

    Prima facie a lightning strike on Friday evening -- when Mumbai and surrounding areas received thundershowers -- triggered the fire, sources said.

    Abu Salem moves Portugal court in bid to get out of India

    In a fresh application filed through his lawyer Manuel Luis Ferreira on May 31, Salem sought to be taken to Portugal to testify. He is undergoing life terms in the 1995 builder Pradeep Jain murder case and the 1993 serial blasts cases.

    Massive fire breaks out at RK Studio

    The fire was confined to electric wiring, electric installation, and decoration equipment on the ground floor of the building.

    Kamala Mills fire: Court refuses pre-arrest bail to Tulli

    The names of Pathak and Tulli were added to the FIR lodged on December 29 against the owners of 1 Above -- Kripesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar.

    Post pub fire, crackdown on illegal structures continues

    Civic officials inspected 615 establishments and initiated action against 355 hotels, restaurants and pubs for the illegalities till yesterday, the BMC said.

    Another mishap in Indian Navy, fire on INS Pralay

    In the last six years more than 25 people have been killed in Naval accidents. The highest number of casualties was when 18 saliors died when a blast took place at the torpedo compartment of INS Sindhurakshak.

    Fire on container ship under control, no word on missing crew

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG), which is co-ordinating search and rescue as well as fire fighting operations on the vessel in the Arabian Sea, feels the missing crew members may be trapped on board 'Maersk Honam' itself.

    Shiv Sena fumes at Devendra Fadnavis's take on development vision

    Taking a dig at CM ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur expressway project, Sena said BJP's vision might be that regions along the super highway will prosper and land prices will increase.

    Fire in Mumbai building

    A fire broke out in a building in the Antop Hill neighborhood in Mumbai.

    Fire at Make in India week event: Mumbai police registers FIR against Wizcraft

    Mumbai police said a case was registered last night under IPC sections 336, for an act endangering life or personal safety of others, and under 285.

    Shiv Sena questions PM Narendra Modi over his black money promise

    It also picked at the BJP which recently organised 'Mann Ki Baat' programme at 10 spots in the city, facilitating citizens to listen to the PM's radio show.

    Shiv Sena salvo against Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Govind Pansare murder

    In a veiled attack on the Chief Minister, an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece said: "What has changed with the new government ? If someone knows please tell us."

    Narendra Modi made 'God' by BJP, 'bhakts' will land him in spot: Shiv Sena

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu recently sang his paeans to the prime minister calling him as "God's gift to India".

    Hate speech: MNS chief Raj Thackeray temporarily stops stir, will protect auto drivers

    Thackeray today appeared to tone down his aggressive posturing and asked party activists to halt the agitation even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured auto drivers protection.

    Fire in oil pipeline in Wadala, none hurt

    "An oil leakage was detected this morning and we had taken all the necessary precautions. But at 6 PM, we were informed of a fire," MbPT chairman R M Parmar said.

    Devendra Fadnavis asks for fire brigade modernisation in the wake of Kalbadevi fire

    The inferno killed officers of the Mumbai fire brigade, that included Sunil Nesarikar, Sudhir Amin, Mahendra Desai and Sanjay Rane.

    Fire at actress Moon Moon Sen's flats, no one hurt

    Fire broke out in two adjoining apartments of noted actress and Trinamool Congress MP Moon Moon Sen. She and her daughter Riya Sen were unhurt.

    Four killed, 13 injured in fire at IndusInd Bank in Mumbai

    The blaze erupted due to a short-circuit at the office of IndusInd Bank Ltd in MIDC, Andheri.

    Fire at railway quarters in Mumbai, some injured

    A major fire has broken out in a 21-storey residential building near Mumbai Central railway station in south Mumbai, fire officials said.

    Shiv Sena slams BJP over NCP support, likens Sharad Pawar's party to mouse

    It is a strange scenario where the party with largest mandate is joining hands with a party that fared badly during the recent Assembly polls.

    1 killed, 30 injured in Navi Mumbai hotel fire

    One person was killed and 30 others were injured in a fire at a hotel in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area early this morning, civic officials said.

    Two JSW Ispat employees dead, 6 injured in office collapse

    Two employees of JSW Ispat Steel died and six others were injured as one of its offices at Victoria House here suffered partial collapse, JSW Steel said today.

    'Sudden winds reignited the fire unexpectedly, it was a horrific experience'

    Bollywood actor Hritik Roshan, who has three offices in the building, visited the site to take stock of the damage.

    Mumbai godown catches fire

    Fire broke out in the godown of a plastic company in Mumbai's north-east suburb of Kurla early on Sunday, fire officials said.

    Heavy rains paralyse Mumbai; BMC issues high tide alert

    The BMC issued a high tide alert after heavy rains lashed the city for the third consecutive day disrupting train services on the Central and Harbour line, throwing normal life out of gear.

    Five dead in Mumbai building collapse

    Three storeys of Chaddha Mansion at Lamington collapsed last night and some people were trapped under the debris.

    How Nitin Shah built a Rs 1000 crore fire protection company from less than Rs 20 of his own

    'We are now the world’s only company to offer all types of fire protection products including inert gases, chemical gases and water,' says Shah.

    Mumbai situation being dealt as 'war-time emergency': Jaiswal

    Govt equated the Mumbai terror attacks to a "war" thrust upon the nation and vowed to give a "befitting" reply to the perpetrators.

    Assam riots: 2 killed, 20 injured as protestors go on rampage in Mumbai

    Two persons were killed and 20 injured as a large group of Muslim youngsters who had gathered at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai.

    INS Vindhyagiri on fire post collision, many feared stuck

    An India Navy warship INS Vindhyagiri, which collided head-on with a Cyprus flag merchant ship, M V Nordlake, near Sunk Rock Lighthouse off Mumbai harbour on Sunday evening, caught fire early on Monday morning. The naval dockyard could not control the fire and has sought help from the Mumbai fire brigade.

    Submarine INS Sindhurakshak sinks after major blast, casualties feared

    There were 18 persons on board the 2,300 tonne submarine, powered by a combination of diesel generators and electric batteries.

    Eighteen missing after explosion, fire on Navy submarine in Mumbai

    An explosion resulting in a major fire took place on board INS Sindhurakshak, a Kilo class submarine of the Indian Navy, shortly after midnight.

    A requiem for grandeur & luxury

    The Taj Mahal hotel, known for its super luxurious interiors with vaulted alabaster ceilings, beautiful archways and the dramatic cantilever stairways, now stands completely shattered.

    Survivors want to return, thank city’s brave firemen

    Two Americans, one 64 and the other 76, trapped at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on that fateful night, made a daring escape with the help of the Mumbai Fire Brigade.

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