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September 26, 2017

Fire destroys cardboard factory in North Karachi

Karachi

 
September 26, 2017

A fire that erupted at a cardboard factory early on Monday morning was doused in the afternoon after a 12-hour struggle involving 15 fire tenders. 

A KMC fire brigade officer said the fire broke out midnight in the factory located near Shafiq Morr, North Karachi. He described the blaze as extremely intense that "engulfed the entire property in no time".

Mentioning that there was no loss of life, he said the cooling process at the site was expected to be completed by the evening. Short circuit was identified as the possible cause of the fire, said the factory owners, deploring that a severe loss had been caused because of the delayed arrival of fire tenders. 

Talking to media at the site, the Karachi DMC chairman expressed his sympathy with owners of the gutted factory. He said lack of facilities were hindering timely and smooth handling of emergency situations in the metropolis.