Ludhiana,, Nov. 15 -- At a time when people celebrate the festival of lights with their family and friends, 102 firefighters were on toes to keep city residents safe.

Around 102 firefighters were deployed on both day and night duty on Saturday, while 70 were stationed at different fire stations during the night and 15 extra drivers were deputed on fire duty on Diwali night to ensure that no untoward incident mar the celebrations of city residents.

Sub fire officer (SFO), Navrang Singh said, "Our workload increases manifold on Diwali as a large number of fire incidents are reported every year. I have two daughters and they understand that I have to sacrifice festivals to save the lives of people. I stay in touch with them via video call....