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Fire erupts in New Karachi timber shops

KARACHI: Goods worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes when a fire erupted in roadside timber shops in a New Karachi area, police and fire brigade said on Tuesday.

Officials said they received information about the blaze in a couple of timber shops in Godhra Colony. They sent two fire tenders, which managed to put out the fire in one hour, but the damage had already been done.

The police said the fire did not cause any life loss.

In the second incident, some seven huts were gutted in a fire broke out off University Road in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. A fire official said that some four fire tenders took around 30 minutes in putting out the blaze, but the vulnerable structure had almost been burnt.

The exact cause of both the fires could not be known.

The official said history suggested that some vulnerable electricity wiring caused a short circuit. Secondly, he said, facilities with wooden stuff were always at the risk of fire during the current weather conditions.—Staff Reporter