Fire at Indra Hosiery finally brought under control after 11 hours

Fire

No room for hydraulic stair

Though an hydraulic lift was need to deal with the fire, the staff categorically stated that the hydraulic stair would not work in congested areas like Sunder Nagar.

Aging fire staff

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has only 40 firemen of which more than half are above the age of 50 and14 will be retiring within a year. The firemen also stated that limited workforce also becomes a hurdle to extinguishing fires quickly. Though 120 posts of firemen had been okayed by local bodies, no recruitment has been done.

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