Fire breaks out in godown in Karachi’s Shershah area

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Nov, 2020. 12:18 pm

A fire broke out today at a warehouse located in Karachi’s Shershah area.

According to the details, at least five fire tenders and three water tankers were immediately called in to extinguish the blaze. However, the blaze has yet to be doused after six hours.

So far no loss of life or injuries has been reported. Due to narrow and dilapidated roads, the rescue teams are finding it difficult to contain the fire. The fire team is facing difficulty because of a shortage of water. As reported, the blaze has badly damaged the warehouse.

Officials said that the material losses cannot be estimated at this point. They said that after the fire cools down, the exact causes behind it will be determined.

Earlier in October, a fire broke out at a warehouse located on Hub River Road in Karachi’s Shershah area which was later put out without incident.

According to fire brigade officials, ten fire tenders participated in putting out the fire, which had been declared a “level-3 threat”.

Water bowsers were present at the site of the fire to ensure no water shortages are experienced by fire fighting teams.

Fire brigade officials reported no loss of lives. Water Board MD Asadullah Khan said that an emergency has been imposed on the water board’s crush plant and Safora hydrants and the hydrants have been emptied from other tankers.

Asadullah Khan said that several tankers filled with thousands of gallons of water have been dispatched to help the fire brigade. In view of the severity of the fire, more tankers are also being dispatched.

He further said that the focal persons for hydrants are in touch with the fire brigade. The fire brigade is being provided free water at the site of the fire.

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