February 19, 2020 3:28 am
“For government buildings, the fire safety Act does not apply. There is no provision to give fire safety certificates to such buildings,” Chief Fire Officer P S Rahangdale said before the BMC’s standing committee.
February 18, 2020 1:51 am
The report, submitted by engineers from the Veer Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), last year had advised the immediate removal of the building’s top two floors - the ninth and the tenth floors - that were added about a decade-and-a-half ago.
February 18, 2020 1:51 am
According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade, around 12.30 pm the fire started on the ninth floor of GST Bhavan and spread to the eighth and tenth floors. As there was a lot of woodwork and papers strewn around, the ninth floor was completely gutted.
February 06, 2020 12:39 am
Two fire engines were pressed into service after the blaze broke out in Mumbai's Malabar Hill. Among the eight persons rescued, three are females and five males.
December 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Mumbai Vile Parle fire: The blaze has been confined to the 7th and 8th floor of the 13-floor building. Fire fighting and rescue operations are on.
October 14, 2019 5:28 pm
"The fire has spread through the duct to the top floors. There is no space for the fire brigade officials to enter. The area is congested," Akhram Shaikh, a local, said.
October 10, 2019 9:00 am
The fire was allegedly caused by a spark in a high-tension wire over the building.
August 28, 2019 9:13 am
The fire fighting and rescue operations are on and so far there are no reports of casualties or injuries, he said, adding police personnel and authorities have reached the spot.
August 04, 2019 9:14 am
The fire started in the electric wiring and spread to the stationary articles, furniture, leather purses and other storage boxes kept in the loft.
July 23, 2019 1:59 am
It took Mumbai Fire Brigade officials three hours to rescue 84 people, mostly employees of the government-run telecom service, after the fire broke out on the second floor of the building.
February 18, 2020 7:46 am
The building was earlier known as the Sales Tax Bhavan. But, since the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, it is now called the GST Bhavan.
June 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Actor Deepika Padukone who lives in the complex tweeted to say that she was not affected by the fire.
October 27, 2017 9:36 am
A fire broke out in Garib Nagar, Bandra East in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. It was not immediately known what caused the fire. The area is inhabited by slum dwellers and the fire is spreading to nearby hutments.
December 29, 2018 10:51 am
Fire in building behind Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound was doused on Saturday morning. No casualties reported.
October 30, 2018 7:05 pm
A massive fire broke out in a slum opposite the Bandra Fire Station in Mumbai, gutting at least 60 houses on Tuesday. No casualties were reported, but two women and two children were admitted to a hospital after they fainted due to shock.
December 21, 2016 2:03 pm