Fire breaks out at Chümoukedima sawmill

Fire breaks out at Chümoukedima sawmill
Fire personnel dousing off fire on Thursday at Chümoukedima.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/3/2020 12:44:18 PM IST

Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) Dimapur, fire team on Thursday wee hours managed to douse off a major fire at M/s Shikuto Sema Saw Mill, 7th Mile Chümoukedima Dimapur.

A press release by F&ES Dimapur stated that on receiving fire call at around 4:49 a.m., a quick response team from Fire Station Chümoukedima, Fire Station Dimapur (Central) & Fire Station Dimapur (West) was mobilised to control the fire.

F&ES said six fire tenders along with sufficient equipments and fire personnel were pressed into action for five hours.

The release informed that property worth Rs. 40 lakh (approximate) was lost in the inferno. However, F&ES said due to timely response from fire team, the fire was prevented from spreading. 

F&ES said the cause of fire was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing report. The response team was led by duty commander, S.I Francis Sungsit, S.I Kenyuyhun Kent, S.I C. Pausung and S.I Thungathung Shitire.

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