KARACHI: A fire that broke out at a cardboard factory located in North Karachi area was brought under control after hectic efforts, ARY News reported.
The fire erupted in the cardboard factory located near Shafeeq roundabout in North Karachi late Sunday night, a firefighter said, adding it was brought under control after efforts lasting eleven hours. He said nine fire tenders took part in the firefighting operation.
This is the third fire incident in the city in a week. A massive fire had erupted in a multi-storey building located in an upscale locality of the metropolis on Sunday morning with no reports of casualties so far.
Initially, the fire began on the ground floor of the building, housing upscale eateries, located in Boat Basin area and soon spread to its 1st and 2nd floors due to its high intensity. Around eight fire engines doused the raging fire after hectic efforts lasting more than three hours.
Before that a big fire had broken out in a warehouse of cosmetics items, destroying the two-storey building and leaving an employee dead while two others injured.
The building was located in the residential area off Shahrah-e-Faisal, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares.
Earlier on Aug 31 at least five people including three firefighters had suffered injuries after a fire erupted at a factory in SITE area. A portion of the factory had collapsed due to the fire.