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Archive for February, 2017

Fire at stadium halts play on day 2 of 1st Test played between India & Australia

A minor fire at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium Pune, resulted in a brief stoppage of play in the second day of 1st India-Australia Test match on February 24

As Indian batsmen battled it out against Australian bowlers, there was a minor scare at the boundary line when fire was seen due to a short circuit.

The incident happened in the 22nd over of the day with India 65/3. Australian left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe was bowling when there was fire seen at the boundary. Play was stopped for few minutes.

The ground staff were quick to douse the fire and play resumed later. The fire was seen from one of the LED advertisement display boards at the boundary.

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Source – One India

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6 killed after a fire broke out in cooler godown

At least six workers were killed and three went missing as fire broke out in an air cooler manufacturing unit in Attapur area of Hyderabad on Wednesday morning, police said. There were seven workers in the factory during the time of the fire.

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The fire broke out at EVON Battery at PVNR Express way Pillar No 253, Upperpally under Rajendernagar police station limits in early morning hours of Wednesday.

Six charred bodies were recovered and search was on for the missing men, a police official said. The deceased, all from Bihar, were identified as Saddam, Ayub, Shahrukh and Irfan. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a short-circuit. The owner had locked the factory from outside, making it difficult for the workers to escape, the official said. The police have arrested factory owner Pramod Kumar.

Source- OneIndia

Fire in packaging material manufacturing factory in Vadodara

A fire broke out yesterday in a packaging material manufacturing factory in Por GIDC area of Vadodara district.

The exact reason of the fire is yet unkown and is suspected to be triggered by a short-circuit, was controlled by three fire fighting vehicles.

No loss of life has been reported, however property, equipment and material worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in the fire in Jyot Packaging Private limited which manufactures various kinds of packaging material including Thermocol and Cardboard.

The workers inside the factory at the time of the fire ran out to safety.

Source – TOI

Minor fire in Parliament Anexe building, short circuit suspected cause

A minor fire broke out on the second floor of the Parliament Annexe on Sunday afternoon which was brought under control by fire fighters within 25 minutes.

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A meeting of the national executive of JD(U) was underway when the fire broke out. The meeting, however, continued uninterrupted.

According to fire officials, prima facie it appeared to be caused by a short-circuit.

“We received a call on the Parliament hotline at Delhi Fire Services office around 1.30pm. When the officer online reported the matter to us, 13 fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire department official said, adding, one fire tender is always stationed in the Parliament complex.

“The fire broke out in room number 219 on second floor which is used as a store section and has some file cabinets and furniture,” the official added.

“No causalities or injuries were reported. It appears to be caused by a short circuit. However, the exact cause behind the fire is being investigated. The assessment of damage is also underway,” the fire official said.

Sanjay Tomar, who was leading the fire team at the spot said, “The fire was noticed around 1.30pm. It was doused by 1.55pm. The fire was confined to room no 219 and the flames were doused before they could travel further”.

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“As soon as we got to know about the fire, one police team was rushed to the spot and another team was deployed on road to ensure the fire tenders reach the spot without any hassle. There was no casualty and the matter was being investigated “ DCP New Delhi Jatin Narwal said.

Source – Hindustan Times