KARACHI: A huge fire broke out in a towel factory in New Karachi Industrial Area near Saba Cinema in the small hours of Monday morning destroyed goods, officials said.
However, no loss of life was reported.
Chief Fire Officer Mubeen Ahmed said that the blaze erupted in the towel factory at around 3:40am. Initially, fire engines from New Karachi and North Karachi fire stations were sent to put out the fire. However, realising the gravity of the situation, more fire engines were called in from across the city.
As many as 14 fire engines controlled the fire after hectic efforts lasting for one hour. However, the cooling work continued till 8:15am.
The cause of the fire and estimation of financial loss could not be made immediately.
The chief fire officer said that there were no fire safety measures inside the industrial unit.
He said that the four-storey factory building was saved from destruction but the goods lying in the open shade were destroyed since the fire broke out in the ground floor.