KARACHI: A Category-3 blaze that erupted Monday night in a cotton go-down here in the metropolis’ S.I.T.E. Industrial Area was still raging on 11 hours after it was first reported to officials.
The first report was received at 8:42PM Monday night, the chief fire officer said.
According to fire brigade officials, 12 vehicles were at the scene and engaged in trying to control and douse the blaze but its cause was yet to be determined.
Speaking to Geo News, the fire chief said the go-down had cotton bales stored inside, which had made it easier for the flames to spread quickly and challenging to be brought under control.
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.