IMPHAL: Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) displayed true heroism in fighting a fire caused by Gas Cylinder explosion at Shangshak Khullen in Ukhrul District on Tuesday night.
The vigilant troops on night guard duty were the first ones to see the fire at around 10:30 pm and swiftly reacted to it by reaching the location within minutes, IGAR(S) said in a press release adding that the Assam Rifles Fire-Fighting Team ensured that there was no person stuck inside the burning house and quickly snuffed out the fire by 11: 00 pm using the Fire Extinguishers and Waterbowser. The quick action of the troops contained the fire and managed to limit the damage to only one house with no loss of life.
The villager Elders and locals of Shangshak Khullen were exceedingly grateful and profusely thanked the Fire-Fighting Party of Assam Rifles for saving the village from a terrible fire incident. The Assam Rifles have always been at the forefront when it comes to assisting the local populace, keeping true to its motto ‘Sentinels of the North East’.