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Noida: Fire team rewarded Rs 50,000 for rescuing 13 trapped in Sector 20 fire

The Police Commissioner's office announced a reward of Rs 50, 000 to the fire team as well as the DG Medal for their bravery.

Hritika Mitra Written by: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Noida Updated on: June 24, 2022 22:29 IST
Mahipal Singh and Nizamuddin were the two firemen who
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Mahipal Singh and Nizamuddin were the two firemen who injured during the rescue operation. 

Highlights

  • The fire department was rewarded Rs 50,000 after it rescued 13 people
  • The reward was announced by Police Commissioner's office
  • A DG Medal was recommended for the fire team's bravery

The fire department was rewarded Rs 50,000 after it rescued 13 people trapped in a fire in Noida's Sector 20. Two fire officials were injured during the rescue operation. The reward was announced by Police Commissioner's office. A DG Medal was also recommended for their bravery. 

Mahipal Singh and Nizamuddin were the two firemen, who were injured during the rescue operation. 

The Cause of the Fire

A doctor had organised a prayer and a lamp that was lit for the ritual triggered the fire on the first floor of the bungalow where 13 people, including children, were trapped, police said. The fire also spread to the second floor of the bungalow. The billowing smoke, flames and high temperature inside the building made it almost impossible for firefighters to reach the upper areas, the officer said.          

"It seemed impossible. But the firefighters showed indomitable courage and by wearing breathing apparatus passed through the thick smoke and heat without caring for their lives," Singh said.

Among those rescued were the doctor, his wife, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and his staffers, the chief fire officer said.  

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