LAHORE, Sept 30: Valuables worth hundreds of thousands were gutted and a worker suffered burns after a fire broke out in a biscuit-manufacturing unit on Qitar Bund Road near Thokar Niaz Beg here on Sunday.
The Rescue 1122 personnel said the blaze erupted in a portion of the single-storey building (Regal Pvt Ltd) and engulfed other portions.
A factory worker, who suffered burns, was evacuated and shifted to Jinnah Hospital.
Rescue 1122 fire-fighters brought the blaze under control after an effort of 45 minutes. Rescuers said the reason for fire was not immediately known.
A fire also broke out in a paper mill on Pindi Das Road in Shahdara on late Saturday, burning down valuables worth thousands.
Rescue 1122 personnel said that fire-fighters controlled the flames within 20 minutes and prevented major loss. The cause of blaze couldn’t be established.