The Indian Army said in a statement,
''Army responded to an incident of fire in Noorbagh, Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir last night & brought it under control by 2 am. At least six people were injured in the fire. Total 170-200 are people affected. '
Due to massive fire engulfed the Noorbagh area of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday night, almost 20 houses were gutted in the fire.
The Indian Army troops reached the location immediately to bring the blaze under control. According to the officials, the fire broke out due to multiple gas cylinders blast and it spread to nearby houses.
Blaze got under control
To prevent any injury, the Indian Army troops risked their lives and took gas cylinders out of the houses on priority and controlled the crowd, grave situation until the fire services and military fire tenders reached the location.
The fire was brought under control after a firefight with coordinated and synergistic efforts of civilians, district administration, and security forces. The fire ended up gutting several houses and caused damage to various properties.
The Army arranged for shelter for homeless civilians in a nearby masjid wherein they were provided with packets of food, biscuits, tea, juice, and drinking water.
The Indian Army was also seen distributing food, water, medicines, and blankets to the needy and established a First Aid station.
Continuous coordination was established with NGOs and civil administration for suitable rehabilitation of the affected families.