Fire breaks out in Karachi's income tax building

In another incident, fire had broken out in a warehouse on Quetta's Sirki Road

Web Desk March 09, 2015
An Express News screen grab

QUETTA/ KARACHI: A fire broke out in Karachi's Income Tax Building earlier this morning which fire brigades were able to bring under control after an hour of the fire breaking out, Express News reported Monday. 

The fire reportedly broke out on the eight floor for reasons yet unknown. Fire brigades were immediately called to the scene and began efforts to bring the fire under control.

During this time, fire also broke out on the fourth floor of the building. No injuries were reported.

Rescue teams ensured that people were evacuated from the building while efforts were underway to control the fire. The fire was brought under control after an hour of efforts by the fire brigade teams.

As news broke of the fire, many locals took to social media and tweeted the incidents on their Twitter accounts.


Meanwhile, in another incident on Quetta's Sirki Road, a fire had broken out in a warehouse. The reason behind the fire could still not be ascertained.

When news of the fire was announced, three fire brigades arrived at the scene and work was underway to extinguish the fire.

Thousands of rupees worth of damage to the goods in the ware was reported, although no injuries were reported.

Members of the fire brigade teams were not in a position to make a statement.


Troubled | 6 years ago | Reply Hmmmm. First the FBR is trying to broaden the tax base and then the income tax office burns down. I do hope we have learned how to digitize our data and have backups, so stupid attempts like burning down the office will not save the culprits.
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