SHILLONG, April 07: On Sunday, at about 12:15 pm, a fire broke out opposite Madanriting police station in the shop of one D Khriam.
The fire was noticed by personals of Assam Regimental Centre (ARC), and the Army firefighting team swung into action and helped in extinguishing the fire timely and averted a big tragedy.
The catastrophe would have been unimaginable if the fire would have spread into the adjacent houses and shops.
The team assisted the fire-brigade personnel and provided the manpower and water tender to restrict the flames from the shop on fire. The timely effort was appreciated by the locals as well as the police and fire-brigade departments.