A major fire at Doha Modern Indian School at Abu Hamour was averted by an alert teacher early morning yesterday. The incident was reported around 6.15am.
The teacher, staying in the school’s accommodation in the neighbourhood, saw smoke emanating from one end of a corridor while she was carrying out her daily safety inspection.
The alert lady immediately reported it to the security personnel on duty, who in turn informed the Civil Defence, said a senior school official.
The Civil Defence personnel rushed to the school with two fire engines, accompanied by an ambulance and a water tanker.
Meanwhile a number of children, mainly those who travel by school buses, had already arrived but were asked to wait outside the school building by the authorities.
“The Civil Defence teams carried out their duties impeccably in no time and on their instructions the children were given a holiday by the school authorities,” said the staff member. He added that the fleet of 45-odd school buses, accompanied by a teacher and a helper each, dropped every child back home safely later.
This is the second fire reported in a school in recent weeks.
Source : Gulf Times