KARACHI: A major blaze broke out at an oil factory in Karachi’s Shershah area late on the night between Friday and Saturday, with no causalities were reported.
With seven fire tenders, firefighters were making hectic efforts to put out the blaze which erupted inside Paracha Oil Mill due to known reasons.
Workers and other staff were evacuated from the industrial unit as police and rescue teams rushed to the site.
Fire officials declared the blaze to be of category three, the highest and most dangerous level of fire, and all fire tenders in the city were called to the site.
“A snorkel and fire tenders from all fire stations have been called,” chief fire officer of the city district government, Ehtishamuddin Siddiqui told CNBC.
A haze of thick smoke filled the premises of the factory and the fire fighters experienced difficulties because of darkness. Some of them managed to get inside the factory and were trying to locate and rescue people trapped inside. -- CNBC