Fire Accidents in Buildings – Case Studies

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2014 by IJETT Journal
Volume-11 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Mrs. Lilly grace murali. P , Dr. M.M. Vijayalakshmi


Mrs. Lilly grace murali. P , Dr. M.M. Vijayalakshmi. "Fire Accidents in Buildings – Case Studies", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V11(4),178-184 May 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Fire accident in buildings is a threatening one now a day. These accidents create heavy lives and property losses. To find the reasons, frequency and giving protection to all type of buildings became challenges to the professionals. In this paper four case studies are presented, the reason for fire or ignition source, fire spread, reasons for lives losses, property losses, position of passive, active measures are analyzed; few spot photos are also incorporated. Solutions are given for each case study buildings, the common needed solutions also given to avoid the accidents in future.


[1] National building code of India1983 & 2005
[2] National Fire Protection Association code book,
[3]Chennai Development Control Authority Regulation.
[4] Tamil Nadu Fire & Rescue Services department Rules and regulations
[5] V.K Jain, Fire safety in buildings.
[6] National fire safety council guide.
[7] Relevant Indian government Acts and rules
[8] Fire technology text book, fire safety engineering curriculum.
[9] Press reports,
[10] Fire safety research institute-journals

1. Combustion – Fire, 2. means of egress–Escape routes, 3. Compartmentation – thickness of wall around, 4. Exit width – Door width.