Fire engulfs cardboard factory in North Karachi | Pakistan

KARACHI: A fire broke out at a cardboard factory in North Karachi during the wee hours of Monday.

Exceeding seven hours, firefighters are still unable to douse the fire.

Up to nine fire brigades are deployed on the site, along with snorkels, in efforts to gain control and stop the fire from spreading further.

According to Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, who was present on location, 80 percent of the fire has been contained.

The Mayor complained about lack of resources at the disposal of the fire department to efficiently deal with such incidents.

Fire at Boat Basin

Earlier today, another fire erupted at a restaurant situated on the ground floor of a commercial building in Karachi’s Boat Basin area.

Five fire brigade vehicles and one snorkel were used to extinguish the fire at the building’s first floor after having doused the flames at the ground floor.

The windows of the commercial building, spread over three floors, shattered due to the intensity of the fire.

Sources said short-circuiting could be behind the fire.

Rescue officials said the gas cylinders and plastic furniture of the restaurant aided the spread of the fire.

No loss of life or injuries were reported in the incident.

Once the fire was completely extinguished, fire brigade officials said eight vehicles were used to douse the blaze.

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