Blaze engulfs 30 shops in Muzaffarabad market

December 31, 2014

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In this representative image, a fire could be seen sweeping through Karachi's timber market. — DawnNews screengrab
In this representative image, a fire could be seen sweeping through Karachi's timber market. — DawnNews screengrab

MUZAFFARABAD: A fire broke out in a local market in Azad Kashmir’s city of Muzaffarabad on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

The fire swept into at least 30 shops, along with four hotels and rest houses. No loss of life has been reported so far.

With no fire fighting facility at the Tehsil headquarters near the site of the incident, shopkeepers and residents have been trying to control the fire on their own.

Read: Fire in Lahore market kills 13

The fire has been gaining momentum due to the wooden construction of most shops and houses in the area.

This incident has occurred a day after when a huge fire in Lahore's Anarkali market ravaged a three-storey building, leaving 13 people dead.

On Dec 28, a fire had also swept into a timber market in Karachi's Old Haji Camp, raving dozens of nearby buildings.

Read: Blaze in Karachi timber market controlled