IMPHAL: A major fire incident was averted by the timely intervention by troops of Assam Rifles in the border village of Kathong in Chandel.
On Friday, at around 07:15 pm, a house caught fire and was engulfed in flames. The panicked house owner approached Assam Rifles seeking immediate assistance, IGAR(S) said in a press release.
Understanding the grave danger, a quick reaction team of Assam Rifles swiftly leapt into action. Showing quick presence of mind and disregard to personal safety, the troops doused the raging fire using extinguishers and water blowers.
The efforts of the troops prevented the spread of the fire to neighboring houses and injury to the villagers.