Fire at Gujranwala asphalt plant

By Syed Umarullah Hussaini - Web Editor

04th December, 2019

An asphalt plant in Gujranwala engulfed in fire on Wednesday which rapidly spread to four trucks carrying bitumen.

According to the details, the fire erupted at an asphalt plant on Hafizabad road here near Chahal Kalan.

The fire tenders reached to the spot and doused the blaze after firefighting operation, which continued for one hour, fire officials said. Now, the cooling process was in progress, they further said.

“The fire erupted when the engine of a truck overheated during shifting of the bitumen,” rescue sources said. However, no losses of life or injuries occurred in the blaze, according to sources.

Three fire tenders participated in the firefighting.

Four trucks at the asphalt plant were gutted in the fire, sources added.

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