Paramilitary CRPF on Friday said it undertook a timely fire-fighting operation at Passport Office at Boulevard.
In a statement, CRPF PRO Ashish Kumar Jha said the fire broke out from a Diesel Generator Set situated inside the premises of Passport Office in Hotel Khanyari near Dal lake.
"Immediately after observing some fire fumes of higher order emanating from the Passport Office, the Fire fighting party of 144 Batallion CRPF under command of Premchand, Commandant 144 BN along with Deputy Commandant (Ops) immediately rushed to the scene of incident and took control over the fire. However there was no loss of life but the loss of material is yet to be estimated," the statement said.
The CRPF PRO said the Passport Office is situated adjacent to the unit headquarters of 144 Batallion CRPF which allowed them to respond by first . "The prompt action so taken thereafter resulted in successful control over the fire. The swift action of 144 BN received high degree of appreciation by the officials of passport office and owner of the hotel," it added.