According to the officials, over one dozen fire tenders were put to use in an attempt to douse the fire with firemen facing immense inconvenience in reaching the place where the blaze had erupted due to a lack of proper access and the building being full of smoke.
A fireman from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Fire Brigade said that they had received information about the fire inside the textile mill at around 9:54am on Sunday. Initially, a few fire tenders were sent to meet any eventuality but after realising the gravity of the problem, additional fire tenders were called from across the metropolis. Pakistan Navy’s fire tenders also joined in the efforts to control the blaze
“As many as 12 fire tenders of the KMC, around 20-25 water bowsers of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) apart from two of the Navy’s fire tenders continued their efforts for several hours but till Sunday evening, the fire was not under control as flames continued to emerge from the godown where thick clothes were lying,” said the fireman.