Firefighters battling flames at Karachi plastic factory

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KARACHI: Fire broke out in a plastic factory in Labour Square area of SITE Sunday morning.

No labourers were present inside the factory as it was a day off. Thus no injuries or loss of life has been reported.

Smoke billows from the plastic factory in Labour Square area of SITE, Karachi.

Police and Rangers have cordoned off the site of the incident to prevent passersby from coming close to the factory.

According to police and fire brigade personnel, firefighters are trying to contain the fire from reaching the roof of the factory as gas cylinders are installed there.

A grid station of K-Electric and a CNG station are also situated close to the factory. The gas station has been evacuated.

Initially, five fire brigades were sent to the site but were not sufficient to douse the inferno, which is why more vehicles have been dispatched, including water tankers.

The factory, spread over 1,500 square yards, is used to produce plastic chairs, informed officials.

In early April, fire that broke out in a residential building took 23 hours to be extinguished. The fire had erupted in the basement of a building situated in Nazimabad no.4 in the city.

It took 18 fire tenders, two bowsers and 40 hydrants to douse the fire.

2017-05-21

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