Fire reduces plastic factory to ashes in Gujranwala
A fire tender in action.
The blaze, however, was brought under control after 13-hour hectic efforts of the firefighters.
It took Rescue officials the whole night to extinguish the fire.
Gujranwala Deputy Commissioner Sohail Khawaja said the rescuers faced difficulties in controlling the blaze due to the presence of petroleum, mechanical and plastic raw material in the factory.
Rescue Emergency Officer Syed Kamal Abid said 13 fire tenders, also called from Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad and Gujrat, took part in the operation.
The blaze also caused damage to the factory building as its one portion was collapsed. Nearby buildings, however, escaped the brunt of the inferno.
Reporter Rana Zahid