KARACHI: KMC fire brigade on Tuesday evening put off fire in a timely action near Bahadurabad roundabout. The fire erupted in the ground floor of six-storey Almas Arcade which was immediately quenched by the fire fighters whereas the residential apartments were vacated as a precautionary measure due to which no casualty was happened.
Three firemen lost consciousness due to smoke during the action who were immediately taken to hospital for medical treatment.
Earlier a fire erupted in a cloth market located at the ground floor of 6-storey Almas Arcade in the commercial area near Bahadurabad roundabout. The fire brigade immediately after getting the information reached to the scene within 15 minutes and the Senior Director of Municipal Services Masood Alam personally monitored the fire fighting operation.
Afterwards the Administrator Karahi Rauf Akhter Farooqui also arrived at the scene and reviewed the situation. While talking to media representatives on this occasion he said our staff had reached here in 15 minutes right after getting the information and they brought the fire under control whiling working diligently which saved from any loss of life.
He said the loss to property would be assessed later. Administrator Karachi said there dangers of more loss of property and lives had no timely action was taken, however the situation was under control and the staff will stay here till the fire extinguished completely.
On a query, KMC Administrator said it was not the job of KMC to approve the layout plans of buildings neither it has the responsibility to check the availability of fire extinguishing system in buildings as this work is pertained to the building control authority and the civil defence which were not working under KMC.
He said four fire tenders were used in this operation and the directives were issued for providing better medical treatment to the fire men who suffered due to smoke during the work.
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