Mumbai: Cops douse fire in chawl, to be rewarded

Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, Jun 23: In an act of bravery, a team of five policemen chose not to wait for the fire brigade for fear of the fire spreading when a fire broke out in a chawl tucked away at the end of a narrow alley on Tuesday June 22. The team will be rewarded by the department for their instinctual act to prevent a mishap from further damage.

The incident said to have occurred at Janta Nagar in Poisar, Kandivali East. The police team which was involved in a demolition drive with the BMC close by, were informed of the fire and some of them rushed to Janta Nagar. "They first moved away the gas cylinders from adjacent homes to prevent any explosion. Some of the cops climbed onto the roof of one of the chawls and aimed fire extinguishers at the blaze," said senior inspector Anandrao Hake of Samta Nagar police station. The cops suffered minor burns. Several lives were saved.

"We will reward them appropriately," said regional additional commissioner Dilip Sawant.


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