LAHORE: A 41-year-old man and his two daughters were injured when a fire broke out in a warehouse in Qilla Gujjar Singh on Tuesday.
Rescue officials said that a fire erupted in a furniture warehouse near Dayal Singh College, Lakshami Chowk at around 4:00pm. In no time, it turned into a huge blaze and engulfed the whole building. The fire also engulfed a house adjacent to the warehouse. Three victims Muhammad Kashif, his daughters Bisma, 14 and Noor Fatima, 9 were trapped inside the building.
Rescue 1122 team was called after the neighbours made a failed attempt to rescue the man and his daughters. The victims were rescued and admitted into a nearby hospital. Kashif had received 45% burn injuries, Bisma 20% and Noor Fatima 25%.
The other day the same warehouse had caught fire and a man was injured when he jumped off the roof to escape the blaze. The fire was controlled by Rescue 1122. On Tuesday, a fire erupted again in the same warehouse and the Rescue officials said that the cause of fire would be ascertained after an inquiry into the incidents.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2017.