KARACHI: The inferno that broke out last mid night at Timber Marker in Old Haji Camp area of the metropolis was extinguished after 11 hours long and tiring fight on Sunday morning.
Fire fighters from different fire stations in the city were actively engaged in dousing it despite inadequate facilities, said a KMC fire brigade official.
There was no injury or loss of life,Sharing details with APP he said around five fire engines were involved in the fire fight that was made extremely difficult due to insufficient support to carry on job in area comprising extremely narrow lanes.
“Fortunately we did get uninterrupted supply of water from different hydrants but the blaze was so intense that the job had turned to be extremely difficult, more so because timber are an easy object to catch fire,” elaborated the official.
In reply to a question, he said snorkel was used to water the burning site from the top and this greatly helped to control the situation.
“It was a category three fire and had turned to be all the more dangerous as residential areas located close to the market were also at high risk,” he said responding to another query.
The fireman appreciated people for extending their support and maintaining a certain discipline.
“This is appreciable, however, we do urge authorities to ensure safety of the fire-fighters who are yet to get some of the very essential protective gadgets,” he said.