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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 15:00 IST

J&K: Indian army's swift response to a fire call in Baramulla's Boniyar saves lives

The Indian Army, stationed in Boniyar, mobilised its resources, including water dozers, fire extinguishers, & other equipment, after receiving news of the fire.

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Indian Army extinguishes massive fire in Boniyar's Main Market
Indian Army extinguishes massive fire in Boniyar's Main Market in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. | Image: ANI
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Jammu and Kashmir: An electric short circuit sparked a large fire in Boniyar's Main Market in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday night, officials said. 

According to an official statement, the incident led in the full destruction of several shops and goods within. 

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However, the Indian Army's quick response was critical in containing the fire and preventing any fatalities. 

The Indian Army, stationed in Boniyar, swiftly mobilised its resources, including water dozers, fire extinguishers, and firefighting equipment, to the site after receiving news of the fire. According to the official statement, their quick action contributed considerably to the fire's containment, guaranteeing no further spread or extra damage to the market or neighbouring structures. 

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The fire department then came on the scene to assist with the firefighting efforts. The Indian Army and the Fire Service worked together to effectively control the situation, exhibiting a coordinated and efficient approach to emergency management. 

This incident's collaborative response emphasises the need of a well-coordinated effort between the military and civil services in dealing with emergency circumstances. 

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The villagers express their appreciation to the Indian Army for their fast response and outstanding efforts in preventing a significant tragedy. 

(With ANI inputs)

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 15:00 IST

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