Fire destroys Multan department store
MULTAN: Goods costing millions of rupees have been burnt into ashes in a major fire that broke out in a department store in Multan on Friday morning. Fourteen vehicles of fire brigade department are taking part in the operation to extinguish the blaze in Cantonement Bazar. No loss of life has been reported but a worker sustained minor burn injuries during evacuation. Troops from Pakistan army were also battling the high intensity fire along with Fire Brigade and Civil Defence department. “Our first responders conveyed a message that it was a fire of third degree after which deputed all the fire engines to extinguish the blaze,” said a Fire Brigade official. “Firefighting is underway from front and back sides. Many nearby buildings have been evacuated.” Firefighters said short-circuit could be the cause behind the high intensity fire. “Another problem we have to encounter is that grocery and cooking items specially oil were kept in the store due to which fire was still raging,” said another official.