According to local media, a large fire broke out at The Children’s Hospital Lahore’s Gulberg, Pakistan on Saturday.
According to Samaa TV, the rescue crews confirmed that this huge fire had occurred. The pharmacy storage on the third floor was the scene of the fire. There were medicines worth millions of rupees that were destroyed by the flames.
The incident has not resulted in any deaths. The hospital building was evacuated during the rescue operation.
According to the Fire Department, at least seven fire engines were dispatched to extinguish the flames. Additional fire engines from the city have been called in to assist with the extinguishing of the flames.
More than 40 firefighters from Rescue 1122 and Fire Department were deployed to the scene in an effort to control the situation. It is not clear what caused the fire. According to officials, once the fire is out, investigators will investigate the cause.
On Wednesday morning, one person was fatally injured and three others were rendered unconscious by a fire that broke out in the basement at a Karachi departmental store.
Ferozabad Police Station Station House Officer (SHO), Arshad Janjua, stated that the victim was an employee of the store. One of the three people who died was a firefighter.
Mubeen Ahmed, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Chief Fire Officer, stated that eleven fire tenders, two water bowsers, a snorkel, and 13 water tankers from Karachi Water and Sewerage Board participated in dousing the flames. Tenders from Pakistan Navy also took part.
He said that they had managed to control 70% of the fire by the evening. “But, officials are facing extreme difficulties as the fire erupted within the basement,” he stated, noting that there was no exit or entry route.
According to the SHO, the fire had subsided slightly but flared up again around 6 pm, prompting authorities and firefighters to dispatch firefighters to the scene.
The officer stated that the fire broke out again due to unknown causes and spread quickly. Firefighters are trying to extinguish the flames.