Saturday, November 26, 2022

Karachi: Firefighters take 23 hours to extinguish huge blaze in cloth warehouses

Karachi: Firefighters take 23 hours to extinguish huge blaze in cloth warehouses
KARACHI/LAHORE (92 News) - Cloth and paper board worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes in separate fire incidents in Karachi and Lahore. However, no human loss life or injury was reported in both incidents. Firefighters took around 23 hours to douse the huge flames at four cloth warehouses in a  compound having 50 warehouses in Karachi's Sher Shah area, leaving a question mark over the efficiency of the fire department. Details available with 92 News, four warehouses in a two-acre compound caught fire on Saturday morning. The fire caught its intensity because of some chemicals lying in one of the godown. Fire-tenders of Pakistan Navy assisted eight city fire-brigade. Fire-fighters battled the flames for about 20 hours and overcame fire. The cooling process was underway. The compound's building has been declared sensitive after blaze weakened its basis. Rescuers said the warehouse owners would be calculating losses that feared to be in millions. In Lahore, firefighters brought the blaze erupted in a paper board factory on Aamir Road in Shad Bagh under control after four-hour effort. A good quantity of manufactured paper and paper board was burned to ashed.