KARACHI - A fire that erupted in a textile factory in SITE area on Monday gutted it completely.

As per details, fire broke out at a multi- storey building of a dying factory, which prompted the fire tenders to immediately rush to the spot and perform fire extinguishing job.

According to fire brigade department's spokesperson, on being informed about the fire that erupted at 6am, the department initially sent two fire tenders to the site, but later, 21 more fire tenders were dispatched, with two water bowsers, for the purpose.

The spokesperson said that the factory was closed when the fire erupted, while around half-a-dozen people, including watchmen, were inside the factory. “All of them managed to run away from there,” he added.

Declaring it a third degree fire, the spokesperson citing the firefighters said the presence of cotton and chemical inside the factory caused delay in extinguishing the blaze, adding that the firefighters were able to douse flames after hectic efforts spreading over at least seven hours.

No loss of life was reported, while the fire caused the loss of millions of rupees.

“Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but it seems that short- circuiting was the probable cause,” the spokesperson added.