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Eight furniture shops destroyed in fire

Eight furniture shops destroyed in fire

KARACHI: A fire broke out in a Lines Area furniture market, destroying eight shops on Thursday morning, officials said.

The blaze erupted in the market at around 9.15am. Initially, two fire tenders were sent to put it out. However, realising the gravity of the situation, three more fire tenders were dispatched that helped extinguish the fire at around 12.40pm, said a Fire Brigade official.

The official confirmed that eight furniture shops had been destroyed. A short circuit was stated to be the probable cause of the fire.

Published in Dawn, June 9th, 2017

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