20 Houses Gutted by Fire at Mon and Properties Worth Rs. 65 Lakhs Lost

Kohima, April 05 (NEx): The Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) today, reported two incidents of domestic fire at Mon which burnt down 20 houses and household belongings, and properties worth approximately Rs. 65 lakhs were lost in the inferno.

Fire at Totok Chingha, Mon:

The R.O (E), F&ES, Kenny Khing informed that a fire call was received at 10:44 pm on April 3rd, 2021 from Totok Chingha, Mon and accordingly, the Fire & Emergency Services team from Fire Station Mon proceeded to control the fire. Fire Tenders along with sufficient equipments & Fire Personnel were pressed into action, he said.

Nineteen (19) Katcha houses along with house hold properties were gutted and properties worth Rs. 50 Lakhs approximately were lost in the inferno, the PRO informed.

Khing also said that due to timely information and response, the fire was controlled and prevented from spreading to the surrounding houses and property worth Rs. 20 Lakhs approximately could be salvaged.

The PRO said that the cause of fire is suspected to be from electrical short circuit and it took fire team several hours from 11:26pm to 7:00am to combat the fire. The Fire response team was led by Duty Commander ASI Chingpai Konyak.

Fire at Tamong, Mon Town:

The R.O also informed of another fire incident on April 2nd, 2021 at Tamong Village, Mon Town.

The Fire & Emergency Services team from Fire Station Mon proceeded to control the fire and two Fire Tenders along with sufficient equipments & Fire Personnel were pressed into action.

One Katcha house along with household properties was gutted and property worth Rs. 15 Lakhs approximately was lost, but due to timely information and response, the fire was controlled and prevented from spreading to the surrounding houses and property worth Rs.20 Lakhs approximately could be salvaged, Khing informed.

Further, the RO said that the cause of fire is suspected to be from electrical short circuit and it took the fire team 40 minutes to combat the fire. Fire response team was led by Duty Commander SI Soyhunlo Kent.

Meanwhile, the Assam Rifles in Nagaland extended assistance to civil administration in dousing the fire in Totok, Mon and also provided basic essentials to the villagers who lost their house in the fire accident during early hours of Sunday, informed a social media update from the AR.

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