Port Blair, Aug 19: The brave fire fighters of A&N Police Fire Service averted a major fire mishap by timely intervention and prompt actionbarring the Covid-19 situation all around. On 19th August, 2020 at about 0221 hours in the night, a fire call was received at Fire Control Room stating that a fire broke out in the shops located in the commercial hub of Radhakrishna Temple complex, Junglighat, Port Blair. Immediately, 02 Water Tenders and Water Bouzer from Fire Station Aberdeen were pressed into the scene of fire. On reaching the spot, it was noticed that dense smoke with huge blaze was emanating all around the shopping complex making it difficult to locate the seat of fire. The shops were locked, hence were broken open. The visibility was minimum due to the dense smoke. Exhaust blower and Breathing Apparatus Sets were utilized to draw the smoke out. Owing to the vulnerability, additional Water Tender and staff from Fire Station Marine was also requisitioned for extending service.
Short circuit in the Invertor was the cause of fire. As many as four (4) shops viz M/s Sagarika Emporium, M/s Poonamalli Traders and 02 shops of M/s Mahavir Traderswere involved in the fire. The property worth Rs. 8.5 Crore was saved by Fire Service personnel who exhibited high sense of professionalism and the efforts werehighly appreciated by the general public and the business enterprise.
Due to the earnest efforts of A&N Police Fire Service personnel, the fire was put out completely within half an hour of continues fire firefighting operation and saved the entire cluster of business hub having shops, A&N State Co-operative Bank, Tuition Centre, Hoteletc. from huge damage. Entire firefighting operation was carriedout by staff of Fire Station Aberdeen and Fire Station Marine under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police (Fire), A&N Islands.