50 huts gutted in North Karachi fire
50 huts gutted in North Karachi fire
A file photo of the aftermath of a fire that burnt huts in Karachi's Teen Hatti. — Fahim Siddiqi / White Star

KARACHI: Around 50 huts were destroyed when a huge fire erupted in a North Karachi area near Nagan Chowrangi on Monday evening, police, rescue and fire officials said.

Chief Fire Officer Mubeen Ahmed said that the blaze erupted in the huts near Maria Apartments and six fire engines managed to put out the fire. However, the cooling work remained continued till late in the night.

Sharea Noor Jehan SHO Aftab Abbasi said that the fire broke out when a gas cylinder exploded inside one of the huts. While those living in the huts left in a hurry, three to four more gas cylinders exploded due to which the fire spread to other huts.

He said around 40-50 huts were destroyed in the fire, but luckily no one was hurt in the incident.

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