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Men salvage wood after fire erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Men salvage wood after fire erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Fire fighter extinguishing fire which erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Fire fighter extinguishing fire which erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Smoke seen rising high after fire erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Smoke seen rising high after fire erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online

Incidents of fire outbreak were reported at two different sites in the metropolis on Monday causing burn injuries to one besides considerable material loss.

According to Karachi fire brigade sources fire broke-out at a godown in Lea Market area, near Old Haji Camp in the wee hours Monday that soon engulfed wood logs stored there along with other material.

Some eight fire engines were said to be despatched to the area, immediately as the incidence was reported to the authorities.

Fire fighters extinguishing fire which erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Fire fighters extinguishing fire which erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online

Rescuers reportedly extinguished the blaze in minimum possible time.

According to officials no case of human loss or injury was registered at the site while the process of cooling was carried out till afternoon.

Men salvage wood after fire erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Men salvage wood after fire erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online

In another similar mishap at Metroville, SITE area, later in the day, a man was injured as fire erupted in another godown where cloth and textile goods were stored.

According to details, textile material stored at a godown in Bab-i-Khyber area off Metroville, SITE was burnt along with other goods in the godown.

Vehicles of fire brigade seen near a narrow street after fire erupted in timber market. —Online
Vehicles of fire brigade seen near a narrow street after fire erupted in timber market. —Online

Shakil, 30 year old, watchman of the godown was reportedly injured while trying to douse the flames.

He was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital with burn injuries and provided immediate medical assistance, said Edhi Ambulance Service volunteers.

According to hospital sources Shakil's condition was out of danger.

Men salvage wood while fire fighters extinguish fire which erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online
Men salvage wood while fire fighters extinguish fire which erupted in Haji Camp Timber Market. —Online

The fire was also brought under control but is feared to have caused significant material loss.

Officials said exact cause is yet to be ascertained while loss consequent to two instances the same day could also be adequately estimated in a day or two.


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Just Someone Dec 27, 2016 03:37am

Somehow, in the past few weeks we have had quite a few fire incidents.