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Jump in fire incidents during Diwali

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Oct 19: With the people across the State is celebrating Diwali, the fire threat looms large in Assam during the festival of light.

Over 26 fire-related incidents were reported in the State on Diwali last year, an official said.

“Of the 26 fire related incidents, 9 were reported in the city 17 were reported from other parts of the state. In city, the fire related incidents were reported from AT Road, Dwaraka gar, Lalganesh, Rup gar, Birubari, Suruj gar, Chenikuthi, Fancy Bazar and Di Path,” said an official of Assam Fire Service Organization.

According to the official, most of the fire incidents were minor and quickly dealt with.

“Almost all the fire incidents were caused by firecrackers,” he said. The official further said that a total of 625 fire calls were received by Assam Fire Service Organization in Guwahati last year.

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