KARACHI: No casualties were reported as two garment factories in SITE caught fire on Monday. Fire department officials said that it took around five fire tenders and a total of three hours to control a fire in the factory near Zia Morr in SITE. Two fire tenders were immediately dispatched to the site, followed by another three later, the officials said. They added that the fire broke out in the folding department of the factory, and goods worth millions of rupees were destroyed. The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. The second fire broke out in the electrical wiring at another garment factory in the area. Officials said that the fire was apparently a result of a short circuit. The situation was brought under control within one hour.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2012
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