Fewer fire calls due to Less firecrackers : Officials got only for this Diwali

Nagpur: Nine calls received by the fire and emergency services department reporting fire during Diwali, of which four incidents took place due to bursting of firecrackers on Saturday and Sunday. This was one of the safest Diwali the city has celebrated in the recent past, said fire officials.

Fire officials added that the fewer number of fire calls was an indication that Diwali celebration was a low-key affair in the city and citizens burst less firecrackers.

From Kirti Nagar the first call was reported on November 14. At around 8.55pm, control room received a call reporting fire in a house. One fire tender from Sakkardara station managed to control the blaze by saving almost entire house. An air-cooler and other household materials worth Rs10,000 were gutted.

From Savitribai Fule Nagar the control room received second call in South Nagpur. Two fire tenders from Narendra Nagar station reached there and extinguished the fire. Mattress worth Rs300 was gutted in the incident.

bursting of firecrackers partially destroyed a forested area alongside Ganesh Tekdi road. At around 9.30pm, the fire department received a call and soon a tender from Civil Lines station reached the spot and doused the blaze.