Arunachal Pradesh fire: ITBP rescues 100 civilians as blaze destroys 30 houses

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Published: February 1,2020 01:48 PM
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A massive fire erupted in Arunachal Pradesh's Dirang town, gutting around 30 shops and houses on Saturday.

January 28, 2018: A massive fire erupted in Arunachal Pradesh's Dirang town, gutting around 30 shops and houses on Saturday.

 

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personal led the fire-fighting efforts, rescuing more than 100 civilians and saved property worth lakhs, the ITBP tweeted.

 

No casualties have been reported so far and the fire has been brought under control, reports said.

 

PN Khrimey, Superintendent of Police, West Kameng district, said that two fire tenders from the state police were pressed into service immediately.

 

Three water tankers from Border Roads Organization (BRO) and two from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) also helped in dousing the fire.

 

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.