Fire Accidents: News

01 Feb 2023


Dhanbad: 14 die in massive fire at multi-story building

At least 14 people lost their lives, and many others were injured after a major fire broke out at a multi-story building in Jharkhand's Dhanbad on Tuesday.

28 Jan 2023


Jharkhand: 6 dead in massive fire at hospital in Dhanbad

At least six persons, including a doctor couple, lost their lives due to suffocation after a massive fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday at Hazra Memorial Hospital in Dhanbad's Purana Bazar in Jharkhand.

26 Nov 2022


Delhi: Chandni Chowk market fire still burning after a day

About 150 shops have been gutted and five large buildings were damaged in the massive fire at Mahalaxmi Market in Bhagirath Palace in New Delhi's Chandni Chowk.

10 Nov 2022


Maldives: 8 Indians among 10 migrant workers die in fire

At least 10 people including eight Indian migrant workers lost their lives in a fire in Male city of Maldives on Thursday.

07 Nov 2022


Fire breaks out near Dubai's Burj Khalifa

On Monday morning, fire broke out in a 35-story high-rise building near the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, reported Associated Press (AP).

05 Nov 2022


15 die after fire engulfs popular Russian cafe

A massive fire incident in a popular cafe in Russia on Saturday resulted in the death of 15 people while 250 were evacuated.

29 Oct 2022


Bihar: Cylinder explodes while cooking Chhath puja prasad; 30 injured

The celebrations of the Chhath festival turned into a tragedy for a family in Aurangabad, Bihar, when a suspected short-circuit caused a cylinder blast, resulting in a massive fire.

25 Oct 2022

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh: Fire guts 700 shops in Itanagar's oldest market

Over 700 shops went up in smoke when a fire broke out and spread uncontrollably at a market in Naharlagun, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, in the early hours of Tuesday.

13 Sep 2022


Hyderabad: 8 dead in major fire accident at e-scooter showroom

Eight people died and many were injured after a massive fire broke out at an electric scooter showroom in Hyderabad on Monday night.

05 Sep 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Fire guts Lucknow's Levana Hotel; 4 dead, 10 injured

A massive fire broke out at Levana Hotel in Lucknow's Hazratganj locality, killing at least four persons and injuring 10 others on Monday morning, reported News18.

24 Jul 2022


Chinese man executed for burning 'Tibetan' ex-wife during her livestream

A man was executed in China after a judge found him guilty of burning his ex-wife while she was live-streaming on the Internet.

24 May 2022


Watch: Tesla Model Y catches fire; narrow escape for driver

Tesla's all-electric SUV, the Model Y, caught fire in a strange but scary incident in Canada.

12 Mar 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi: Massive fire breaks out in Gokulpuri area; 7 dead

At least seven people died and nearly 30 shanties were burned down after a massive fire broke out in Delhi's Gokulpuri area on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

16 Feb 2022


Uphaar Cinema fire case: Ansal brothers' jail term to continue

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected petitions filed by the Ansal brothers—real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal—seeking a suspension of their seven-year prison term in the Uphaar Cinema fire case.

10 Jan 2022

New York City

19 dead, including children, in New York's deadliest apartment fire

At least 19 people, including nine children, have been killed in what is being called the deadliest apartment fire in New York City, United States in the last three decades.

06 Nov 2021


11 COVID-19 patients die in fire at Maharashtra hospital

At least 11 patients died and several others sustained serious injuries after a fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a civil hospital in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar city on Saturday morning.

22 Oct 2021


1 dead after fire at residential building in Mumbai

A major fire broke out on the 19th floor of a residential building in Mumbai's Lalbaug area on Friday.

18 Oct 2021


Gujarat: Fire at Surat factory kills 2; over 100 rescued

A fire broke out at a packaging factory in Gujarat's Surat district in the early hours of Monday, news agency ANI reported.

08 Sep 2021


Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalized

A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital Jakarta early Wednesday, killing at least 41 inmates and injuring 80 others.

29 Aug 2021


Cylinder blast in Mumbai's Dharavi; 14 injured rushed to hospital

At least 14 people have been injured due to a cylinder blast at a shanty in Dharavi, Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Sunday.

13 Jul 2021


Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward

The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq the previous day rose to 64 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical officials said.

12 Jul 2021

Fire Brigade

Fire breaks out at Tikri Kalan area; no casualty reported

It took over 10 hours for more than 200 fire-fighters to douse the blaze at an open godown in the PVC market in the Tikri Kalan area where a major fire broke out on Sunday night, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) officials said.

09 Jul 2021


Bangladesh: 52 killed, 50 others injured in factory fire

At least 52 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a massive fire that broke out at a six-story juice factory outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, according to media reports on Friday.

08 Jul 2021


Dubai: Fiery explosion on container ship sends tremors across city

A fiery explosion erupted on a container ship anchored in Dubai at Jebel Ali Port late Wednesday, sending tremors across the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates.

05 Jul 2021


Blast at Thai factory shakes Bangkok airport, area evacuated

A massive explosion at a factory on the outskirts of Bangkok early Monday shook an airport terminal serving Thailand's capital, injuring at least 11 people and prompting the evacuation of residents from the area, authorities said.

03 Jul 2021


Two injured in fire at closed cinema hall in Kolkata

At least two people were injured when a massive fire broke out at a closed cinema hall in the city's Lake Town area, a senior official of the fire department of Kolkata said.

01 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi shoe godown fire: Police recovers more human remains

A sample of human remains was recovered on Wednesday from a two-story shoe godown in West Delhi's Udyog Nagar where a massive fire broke out last week, police said.

25 Jun 2021


Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

21 Jun 2021

Delhi Police

Major fire at a Delhi shoe factory, 6 feared missing

A major fire broke out at a shoe factory in Peeragarhi Udyog Nagar in Outer Delhi this morning, reports said, adding at least six people who worked there are feared missing.

07 Jun 2021


Pune: Major fire breaks out at chemical factory; 18 dead

In a major tragedy, at least 18 employees of a chemical factory located in Pune, Maharashtra lost their lives while many are still missing as a massive fire broke out at the company's sanitizer manufacturing unit on Monday.

03 Jun 2021


Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran

A massive fire broke out Wednesday night at the oil refinery known as Tondgooyan refinery near the capital of Iran, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. No casualties have been reported so far.

02 Jun 2021


Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown

The largest warship in the Iranian Navy caught fire and later sank on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semi-official news agencies reported.

29 May 2021

West Bengal

Four charred bodies recovered from building after massive fire

The firefighters on Saturday morning recovered four unidentified charred bodies from a building in North 24 Parganas in New Barrackpore, West Bengal, where a devastating fire had broken out on early Thursday morning, in a vest manufacturing unit and other combustible item-filled godowns, including that of a medical retail chain.

12 May 2021


Fire at COVID-19 care center in Gujarat; 61 patients shifted

A fire broke out at a hotel-turned-COVID-19 care center in Gujarat's Bhavnagar in the wee hours of Wednesday, officials said, adding nobody was hurt.

28 Apr 2021


Maharashtra: Fire at hospital kills four patients, 20 others rescued

In an extremely tragic incident, at least four patients died after a fire broke out at a private hospital in Thane's Mumbra. Nearly 20 patients were rescued from the healthcare facility.

10 Apr 2021


Nagpur hospital fire: Woman patient among four dead, two critical

The fire at a private hospital in Nagpur has claimed the lives of four patients- one woman and three men- and also left two other patients critical, officials said on Saturday.

09 Apr 2021


Fire engulfs school building in Ahmedabad; three workers rescued

Three workers were rescued by the fire brigade after a major blaze engulfed a six-story school building in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city on Friday, officials said.

05 Apr 2021


IAF helicopters begin firefighting operations in Uttarakhand

IAF helicopters on Monday began firefighting operations in Uttarakhand, conducting several sorties over burning forests in Garhwal region to spray water over raging flames and extinguish them.

02 Apr 2021


Fire kills three in market near Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A fire on Friday destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people, police and witnesses said.

31 Mar 2021

Safdarjung Hospital

Fire breaks out in Safdarjung Hospital, 50 patients evacuated

A fire broke out on Wednesday morning in the ICU of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital following which 50 patients were evacuated, fire officials said.