India is considered at a high risk of natural hazards with a significant risk to businesses and communities compared to developed economies. Fire had been ranked fifth, up by three positions from the previous year’s ranking, as per a 2018 report.
“Down to Earth”, a website went deep into the subject and said, “There has been a steep rise in the constructions of buildings in India, especially high-rise buildings. Because of its peculiar nature, fire in residential buildings, particularly high-rise buildings become more complex and the salvaging operations become more difficult and sometimes even resulting in many deaths and huge property losses. In metro cities, high-rise buildings lack adequate in-built fire protection systems. In commercial establishments, major fires start in storage area and warehouses than production areas. Poorly stored goods, even though they are not flammable, may help to spread fire and hinder fire fighters gain access to the seat of the fire or reduce the effectiveness of sprinkler systems. Goods tidily stored with gangways may help to inhibit the spread of fire.”