A large number of items were destroyed in a separate fire incident in the city on Thursday evening.
A fire broke out at a thread and lace factory in New Karachi’s J11 Sector at around 2.30am and was extinguished after a three-hour struggle.
The security guards, who lived on the roof of the factory building, evacuated safely through the stairs with the help of the K-Electric team and local residents and no fatalities were reported.
Meanwhile, the firefighting team dispatched from the Sohrab Goth Fire Station reached the scene with a fire extinguisher, which ran out of water in 20 minutes. By the time the three firefighters reached the site, the fire had engulfed the entire building.
According to a fire department spokesman, it took four fire brigade tenders, a water tanker truck and three hours to put out the blaze.
A firefighter from Sohrab Goth Fire Station said that the New Karachi Fire Station was closed for technical reasons and so the fire brigade tender was dispatched from Sohrab Goth Fire Station.
Although the team was unable to arrive immediately due to a lack of resources, they were unafraid in trying to save people and put out fires in any incident, he said.
According to people present at the time of the incident, an engine caught fire while 15 workers were working at the factory.
The workers made it out of the building in time but they were unable to evacuate the family of the security guard whose residence is on the roof of the building, they said.
Items estimated to be more than 2.5 million have been turned to ashes in the incident.
Then, around 4:00 a.m., a fire broke out in a residential apartment at PIB Colony near Old Sabzi Mandi.
The fire was put out by firefighters using a fire extinguisher. According to eye witnesses to the incident, the fire fighting team had arrived immediately.
The family inside the burning apartment had been safely evacuated by local residents, they said.