Goods worth millions gutted in two Karachi fire incidents
Officials said no loss of life or injury was reported.
The goods in the supermarket situated in a residential building in the Musa Lane area of the port city were reduced to ashes as the fire-brigade personnel succeeded in dousing the blaze after two hours.
According to details, the fire erupted on the ground floor of the shopping mall which spread very quickly and engulfed the first floor of the building.
After getting the information, a total of seven fire-brigade vehicles and two water bowsers rushed to the site and brought the fire under control after a hectic effort.
According to the Rescue officials, there was no report of any death or injury in the incident. However, valuables worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes by the blaze, the cause of which was still unknown.
Fire-brigade station incharge Muhammad Aslam claimed that they acted immediately after receiving the information as the first fire-fighting vehicle was dispatched to the site at 4am. “The fire was intense and it was spreading out of the building,” he added.
He said the market was full of goods that’s why they were finding it difficult to get in. “All the people stuck inside the building were rescued safely,” he added.
He further disclosed that there was on fire safety system in the market.
However, the local residents complained that the fire-brigade vehicles reached the spot an hour late.
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Police said the possible reason for the fire eruption was short-circuit and it the blaze started at a time when the shops were closed.