There were huge black clouds of smoke emanating from the Sunday Bazar Area this morning. The officials have confirmed that the stalls caught fire and at least 600 stalls have burnt down due to the fire which is reported to be started by the shopkeepers who lit up a fire near the garments stalls, according to Geo News.
12 fire tenders are busy in dousing the flames. The officials have said that the winds and easily-catching fire materials particularly the garments had made it tough for them to control the fire.
The properly planned structure of the Sunday Market is the plus point for the rescue team. The rescue officials are claiming to have controlled the fire and that it will be extinguished very soon.
Luckily the market was closed today as it opens only on select days including Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. No loss of life has been reported.
Here is a video which depicts how brutally the fire has affected the stalls:
Update At 2:33 PM
Rescue officials succeeded in extinguishing a major part of the inferno which spread across the city’s Sasta Bazaar in Sector H-9 earlier today.
Update At 15:28
According to another report, the fire resulted from short-circuiting damaged more than 180 stalls and was doused in one and a half hour using 20 rescue vehicles.
This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.