Fire engulfs shoe factory in Metroville area of Karachi

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KARACHI: A fire broke out at a shoe factory in Karachi’s SITE area late Thursday, firefighting officials said.

Chief Fire Officer Tehseen Siddiqui said a few workers in the factory set fire to a chemical drum following an altercation, which ignited the blaze.

Fire tenders have been busy extinguishing the blaze. No one has yet been reported injured in the wake of the incident.

Twelve fire tenders and two water bowsers have been deployed at the site to help douse the fire.

Reports also suggest that the fire has started to affect the building structure.