Bengaluru alone saw 1,000 incidents of fire from January 1 till March 10 (Friday). On average, the city has recorded about 15 fire accidents per day.
A massive fire broke out in an old spare parts godown in Madurai, officials said on 14th March. According to the officials, the reason for the fire had not yet been ascertained.
Earlier, on Monday, a massive fire had broken out at a furniture godown in the Jogeshwari area of Mumbai, officials said. "The fire started at 11 am near Ram Mandir in the Jogeshwari area of Mumbai," they said."As soon as the information about the fire was received, 8 fire tenders reached the spot and went about containing the blaze," said an official.
Three fire accidents were reported from different parts of Kanpur on Sunday, 12th March. However, no casualty has been reported in any of the three. A Fire broke out at Hotel Bliss at GT Road near the Gumti Gurudwara where it originated in the hotel's chimney in the afternoon hours.
The entire hotel was evacuated. According to sources, the fire broke out as the maintenance of the chimney had not been done for a long time. Similarly, a major fire broke out due to a short circuit in the house located near Krishna Nagar post office in Chakeri police station in the early hours of Sunday.
Sarabjit Mehta, the house owner, said that the fire broke out due to a short circuit. “The blaze completely burnt the belongings of the house. However, none in the family suffered any injuries. On being informed, a fire tender reached and controlled the fire,” he said. In the third case, a fire broke out at Pal Lassi Dhaba located near the District Court on Sunday morning. According to the workers, the fire broke out due to a short circuit. “A fire tender reached the spot and doused the flames,” they said.