118. (1) For the prevention and extinction of fire, the Corporation may, and if so required by the Government, shall, maintain a fire brigade, consisting of such staff and such number of fire stations, and such implements, machinery, equipment and means of communicating intelligence as may be prescribed.
(2) On the occurrence of a fire within the City, any Magistrate, any official of a fire brigade directing the operations,
and any police officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector may-
(a) remove or order the removal of any person who by his presence interferes or impedes the operations for extinguishing the fire or for saving life and property;
(b) close any street or passage in or near which any fire is burning;
(c) for the purpose of extinguishing the fire, break into or through, or pull down or cause to be broken into or through, or pulled down, or use for the passage of hoses or other appliances, any premises;
(d) cause mains and pipes to be shut off so as to give greater pressure of water in or near the place where the fire has occurred;
(e) call on the person in charge of any fire engine to render such assistance as may be possible; and
(f) generally take such measures as may appear necessary for the preservation of life and property.
(3) No person shall be liable to pay damages in respect of anything done or in good faith intended to be done under this section.
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub section (3) or of any other law, or the terms of any insurance policy, any damage done in the exercise of a power conferred, or in the discharge of a duty imposed, by this section shall be deemed to be a damage by fire, for the purposes of any policy of insurance against fire.