House gutted in blazing inferno, addl fire stations demanded
Source: The Sangai Express
Ukhrul, March 11 2013:
A house was completely gutted in a blazing inferno today around 11am at Viewland here.
The exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained, till the time of filing this report.
According to the owner of the house, AS Khathing, the incident happened around 11am today when all members of the family left for work.
Eleven rooms of the house were completely reduced to ashes.
Rooms were also rented to three families.
The worth of the property damaged by the fire could not be estimated immediately.
A police team headed by P Longpinao, OC of Ukhrul PS rushed to the spot along with a fire brigade team.
Their intervention prevented the fire from spreading further.
An FIR has been registered at Ukhrul PS.
Meanwhile, in view of the 'unreliability' of the lone Fire sub-station in Ukhrul during times of emergency, the Hunphun Executive Council has appealed to the authority concerned to set up additional fire stations in the district headquarters to combat any emergency.