Fuel station owner and staff prevent major fire accident in southern India

Fuel station owner and staff prevent major fire accident in southern India

A potentially catastrophic fire accident was narrowly averted at a fuel station on the outskirts of southern India’s Telangana, thanks to the quick and courageous actions of its owner Mohd. Zaheer Hussain and staff.

The incident took place in Nayara Petrol Bunk, Bhuvanagiri district on May 19.

Visuals showed a lorry entering the fuel station, suddenly catching fire and armed with fire extinguishers, the station’s Owner and employees worked swiftly and efficiently to douse the flames before they could spread and cause significant damage.

The incident unfolded when a lorry, upon entering the fuel station, suddenly caught fire.

The prompt response of the Owner (Mohd. Zaheer Hussain) of the petrol pump and staff was crucial in preventing what could have been a tragic event. Despite the initial panic, the employees managed to maintain composure, demonstrating both bravery and preparedness. Their actions not only saved the lorry but also protected the station and the lives of those present.




Experts emphasize that this incident highlights several important lessons about fire safety. Firstly, having multiple fire extinguishers on hand is essential, as a single extinguisher may not be sufficient to tackle a large fire. Secondly, in the event of a vehicle fire, the safest course of action is to evacuate the vehicle immediately. Attempting to extinguish the fire from outside can be helpful, but it may not always be effective.

The commendable actions of the Bhuvanagiri fuel station staff have been praised by local authorities and the community. This event serves as a reminder of the critical role that preparedness and quick thinking play in emergency situations.

According to Station Fire Officer at Bhuvanagiri Fire Station, โ€œThe lorry arrived at the petrol pump for fueling and suddenly caught fire. The petrol pump employees and others present at the spot responded quickly and doused the fire with the help of 4-5 fire extinguishers. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported in the incident. By the time we received the information, the fire was already put off.โ€

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