Mumbai News: 79 Fire Incidents Reported In City Due To Firecrackers This Diwali

Mumbai News: 79 Fire Incidents Reported In City Due To Firecrackers This Diwali

On the day of Laxmi Puja, the city witnessed 27 fires. In one such incident, a fire broke out after a rocket entered a balcony on the 13th floor of a building in Jogeshwari West.

FPJ News ServiceUpdated: Friday, November 17, 2023, 09:48 PM IST
article-image
Representational photo |

The city has reported 79 fire incidents caused by firecrackers during the Diwali festival – November 5-10. This happened despite the Bombay High Court restricting firecracker bursting.

On the day of Laxmi Puja, the city witnessed 27 fires. In one such incident, a fire broke out after a rocket entered a balcony on the 13th floor of a building in Jogeshwari West. “The trend of bursting firecrackers from balconies or on the terrace of high-rise buildings has increased in the last few years. It has been observed that the number of fire cases is increasing in the city during Diwali,” said senior fire officials. The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) on average received 14 to put out fires daily.

The city witnessed 65 calls to put out fires in 2021, while it was 37 last year due to firecrackers. The number of fires increases during Diwali, mostly due to crackers and also due to lamps, diyas or electric overload.

To prevent such incidents, the MFB undertook an awareness campaign in slums and chawls. Around 169 lectures were conducted by the fire officials between November 9 and 15. An advisory was also released appealing to the citizens to take precautions while bursting firecrackers to avoid any untoward incident.

RECENT STORIES

Manoj Jarange-Patil Warns Of Hunger Strike If Quota Demand Not Met Before June 5; SIT Probe On To...

Manoj Jarange-Patil Warns Of Hunger Strike If Quota Demand Not Met Before June 5; SIT Probe On To...

Nagpur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will Vikas Thakre End Highway Man Nitin Gadkari's Smooth Ride?

Nagpur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will Vikas Thakre End Highway Man Nitin Gadkari's Smooth Ride?

Salman Khan House Firing: 2 Suspects Nabbed From Navi Mumbai, Case Transferred To Crime Branch

Salman Khan House Firing: 2 Suspects Nabbed From Navi Mumbai, Case Transferred To Crime Branch

Mumbai Weather Update: IMD Predicts Clear Skies Today; Mercury To Soar To Above 40°C This Week

Mumbai Weather Update: IMD Predicts Clear Skies Today; Mercury To Soar To Above 40°C This Week

Mumbai Accident: 63-Yr-Old Man Dies After Speeding Car Rams Into Him While Crossing Road In Borivali...

Mumbai Accident: 63-Yr-Old Man Dies After Speeding Car Rams Into Him While Crossing Road In Borivali...