Gangtok: The Indian Army averted a major fire incident in the remote village of Yak La at 01:10 hours in East Sikkim district on the night of 27 November 2020. The Army Camp at Yak La was alerted and immediately the troops of the Trishakti Corps rushed to the incident site.
Timely response by the fire fighting party of local Army troops helped containing the spread of fire. The troops without caring for their own safety, quickly formed a human chain from the water point to the incident site, a water bowser was immediately pressed into action along with other firefighting equipment and sand. The fire was contained and not allowed to spread to neighbouring houses.
In spite of inclement weather, the troops in the finest traditions of the Indian Army worked relentlessly to save human lives & material, the fire was brought under control by 03:30 hours.