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Firefighting continues to douse cotton factory blaze in Karachi

KARACHI: Fire tenders trying to control over the fire that broke out in a cotton factory on Monday night in the metropolis’ SITE Industrial Area, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

“Efforts were underway to douse the fire that erupted approximately 13 hours ago,” the chief fire officer said.

According to fire brigade officials, 12 vehicles were at the scene and trying to douse the blaze. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The fire chief said the go-down had cotton bales stored inside which made it easier for the flames to spread and more challenging for the firefighters to bring it under control.

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Further, the fire chief said the cotton supplies inside the warehouse were more than its capacity. “It will take some time to control and douse this fire,” he said.

In a separate incident of fire in Karachi, a fire that erupted in a godown in city’s area of Saddar town gutted numerous air guns and dummy weapons.

The arms godown was located at the first floor of a building at Abdullah Haroon Road. Two fire brigade vehicles rushed to the site after being informed and extinguished the blaze.

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