A fire broke out at a carton factory in New Karachi on Thursday and also spread to the adjoining towel factory, while another fire was reported at a thread factory in Shah Faisal Colony.
Firefighters said a fire broke out at a cardboard factory located near the Saba Cinema in the New Karachi area, adding that the flames swept through the entire building quickly and also spread to the adjacent towel factory.
The fire department spokesman said the fire broke out while the employees were working, adding that some of them were able to get out of the factory while the rest climbed onto the roof and were later rescued by firefighters.
The spokesman said that four fire engines were immediately dispatched to the scene, adding that firefighters managed to control the blaze after four hours of hard effort with the help of four fire engines and five water bows.
The owner of the towel factory said the fire broke out because of a short circuit at the carton factory and then spread to its establishment. He admitted that firefighters arrived late at the location.
Another fire broke out at the thread factory in Shah Faisal Colony. After receiving information about the incident, two fire engines were dispatched to the location where the fire was extinguished after an hour’s endeavors. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
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