KATHMANDU – Nepal Police have urged the general public to put precautionary measures to prevent possible incidents of fire in the dry season. The security agency has called for the public to remain alert of the incidents and subsequent loss of lives and properties.
Issuing a public notice, the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu noted that the disastrous incidents of fire are most likely to take place almost during 100 days from mid-March to mid-June and therefore urged to place precautionary measures from public level to prevent occurrence of such incidents and reduce the loss even if occurred.
Sharing that Nepal Police have been effortful for controlling fire incidents and reducing loss, Metropolis Police Range Spokesperson Dinesh Raj Mainali said fire incidents can be checked or its potential loss can be reduced by placing some precautionary measures.
The Nepal Police has also issued 11-point precautionary measures to check potential incidents of fire. Among the measures unveiled are keeping matches, lighter, gas cylinder and stove away from children, using them in an attentive manner and keeping the things safely after use.
The Metropolitan Police Range also asked not to use high-voltage electronic goods from the same power socket and not to leave illumination of incense stick and handmade incense at prayers’ room and mosquito quill at bed rooms.
The security agency also urged the public draping the cylinder with a jute sack or blanket if it catches fire, keep the windows and doors open before using gas stove and not to put the forest area in fire for cattle grazing, The police have also urged one and all to dial up 100 for police control room and 101 for fire engine service.