Odisha Fire Service to carry out audit after Delhi blaze


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Odisha Fire Service has directed all units to carry out a fire safety audit in all important state establishments by 21 May following a fire at a four-storey commercial building in Dehli which resulted in the death of at least 27 people and injured several more.

On Saturday (14 May) DG Fire Service Santosh Kumar Upadhyay directed all units to carry out fire safety audits in hotels, lodgings, guest houses, and educational buildings of more than 12 metres in height or having built-up area over 1,000 square metres, as well as cinema halls, multiplexes and apartment complexes.

Fire service officers have also been asked to carry out safety audits at clinical establishments above taller than metres or having more than three floors, and business or office buildings larger than 12 metres in built up areas of more than 500 square metres.

Officers have been directed to make sure that different establishments display the fire safety certificate on all their floors.

Upadhyay said: “Assistant fire officers in districts, deputy fire officers of all circles and range fire officers have been asked to strictly enforce the guidelines as per the Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Rules to avoid any untoward incident.”

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