fire safety

11 people dead in hotel fire in Batumi

By | November 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–11 people are confirmed dead, and an unknown number injured in a massive fire Friday night at a five-star hotel in Batumi which is hosting the Miss Georgia contest. More than a hundred firefighters and other personnel scrambled to the Leogrand Hotel & Casino […]

2,500 sqm destroyed by fire at Tbilisi’s largest market

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A fire tore through Georgia’s largest outdoors market Sunday evening, leaving at least four people hospitalized, including one firefighter, and devastating up to 2,500 square meters of commercial space, officials said. The fire at Eliava bazaar in Tbilisi […]

Theories swirl about what started Tbilisi shopping centre fire

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Radio Tavisupleba.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several theories were circulating about the cause of a massive fire Monday morning near Tbilisi’s central railway station, which is estimated to have done several million US dollars’ worth of damage, but there is still no firm information about why it started. […]

Massive fire at Tbilisi shopping mall spreads, rips through central bazaar

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–Thirty fire fighters in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi are trying to extinguish a massive fire that broke out Monday morning at a shopping mall near the city’s central railway station. The blaze has spread to surrounding buildings and engulfed […]

Fire on Kutaisi-Batumi passenger train under investigation

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia are investigating a fire which broke out Sunday aboard a passenger train en route from Kutaisi to Batumi on the Black Sea. The blaze occurred near the village Khajalia. Although the train carriage was severely damaged, […]

Clothes market in Zestaponi partly destroyed by fire

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A clothes market was partly destroyed by fire in Zestaponi Tuesday night. According to the Emergency Service, more than 1,000 square meters was destroyed by the fire in the center of the western Georgian town. No one was injured. […]

Prayer service suspended at Sameba Cathedral after fire

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

(Prime Minister’s press office/Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prayer service has been temporarily halted at Sameba Cathedral after a fire burned about 1,200 square meters on the ground floor of the building on Sunday. However, prayer will offer in four little churches on the territory of Sameba that are […]

Fire at Tbilisi bazaar claimed two lives

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Palitra TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A massive fire at a Tbilisi bazaar on Tuesday claimed the lives of two people. The bodies were found at night at Eliava, in the center of the capital. The bodies could not be immediately identified, as they had been burned almost to ashes, […]

Fire in Tbilisi department store injures eleven

By | July 16th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Eleven people were injured in a fire Thursday morning at a department store in Tbilisi. The fire started at about 9am on the second floor of the store, where there was furniture. Giorgi Bakhutashvili, communication manager of Hypermarket Gorgia, […]

Fatal hotel fire raises questions about building safety standards

By | May 13th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A cafe caught fire in Batumi Wednesday morning. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is facing another challenge – fire safety in buildings – after three boys died in a hotel fire in Kobuleti, a town on the Black Sea coast, a few days ago. Wednesday morning there was a fire at a café in Batumi. No-one […]

Three children dead in hotel fire in Georgia

By | May 10th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is shaken by the death of three boys in a hotel fire Sunday morning. 45 people were rescued from Hotel Armazi in Kobuleti, a town on the Black Sea. Among the hotel’s inhabitants were 31 minors. The three boys who died were were 10 and 11 years […]

Man injured in Batumi fire dies

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A man who was injured in a fire at a market in Batumi died in hospital Sunday night. Police have detained one person in connection with the fire. Davit Putkaradze, 51, was owner of one of the shops at the market. According to local media, he had lung […]

Two die in fire in Batumi

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two people died in a fire at a market in Batumi on Sunday. One person is in hospital in a critical condition. The victims are a married couple in their fifties, Temur and Nani Rizhvadze, while the third injured person is Davit Putkaradze, 51. […]

38 died in fires in Georgia Jan-Jun ’14

By | August 14th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There were 1,703 fires in Georgia in the first half of 2014. 38 people died and 61 were injured, according to the Interior Ministry. In 1,005 of the cases, the reason for the fire could not be determined. In 333 cases, the cause was negligence, […]