SHILLONG, Jan 18 - Home Guard officials averted a major tragedy by dousing a fire that broke out at the data processing room of North Treasury at 3rd Secretariat Building here today.
The fire was first detected by a cleaner Jeralina Lyngdoh, in the morning. She saw smoke coming out of the locked room and raised an alarm to alert the Home Guards personnel stationed in the ground floor of the building.
Home Guard personnel led by Naik Badal Das and Lance Naik Raj Kumar broke open the door of the room and doused the fire. Other Home Guard personnel joined in. The fire was finally extinguished at around 8 am.