TSL News Network
Jammu, Jan 08: Fire which could have resulted in a major accident at Jammu airport was suppressed at its initial stage by CRPF troops.
An electric cable in Petrol pump adjacent to Jammu airport caught fire. In no time, flames erupted and the area was engulfed in smoke coming out. The generator set and other inflammable materials were also lying near the spot.
The incident happened on the intervening night of 7th and 8th January and could have led to a major tragedy. The petrol pump staff present there tried to douse the fire but in vain.
The alertness and activeness of CRPF troops deployed at Jammu airport averted the major incident of fire. Troops of 166 Bn CRPF deployed at the airport and patrolling in the area shouted ‘fire-fire’ to alert others.
CRPF troops immediately called fire tender and simultaneously tried to douse the fire with the resources available. The alertness, reaction and courage of CRPF troops averted the spreading of fire and a tragedy from happening.