The market was closed on Sunday and no casualties were reported. Photo: Social Media

Lahore: Goods worth crores of rupees were burnt to ashes in a fire at Hafeez Center in Gulberg.

According to Express News, equipment worth crores of rupees was burnt to ashes as a result of fire at Hafeez Center in Gulberg area of ‚Äč‚ÄčLahore. More than 30 fire brigades and rescue vehicles from across the city are trying to put out the fire. Could not be controlled.

According to rescue officials, a fire broke out in a mobile shop located on the second floor of the plaza at 6 am, which engulfed all the shops located on the second floor. As soon as the incident was reported, rescue and fire brigade 10 Vehicles rushed to the scene and put out the blaze, but the blaze engulfed several shops on the third and fourth floors.

Rescue officials said the plaza had mobile, computer and electronics stores, and the cause of the blaze could not be determined yet. The market was closed on Sunday and no casualties have been reported so far.

A large number of citizens and shopkeepers gathered outside the plaza, traffic police cordoned off the main boulevard from certain places and a heavy contingent of police is trying to keep the citizens away from the plaza.

On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has demanded a report of the incident from the administration and directed to use all resources to control the fire in Hafeez Center and said that all necessary steps should be taken by the administration and Rescue 1122 to control the fire. The first priority is to get people trapped in the plaza out safely.

IG Punjab Inam Ghani has issued instructions to the police for controlling the fire in Gulberg Plaza and rescue work. The IG directed DIG Operation Lahore Ashfaq Khan and Divisional SP to remain on the spot. Teams should join hands with Rescue 1122 to participate in the firefighting operation, using all available resources to provide all possible assistance to the rescue teams and the citizens, to control the fire as soon as possible and the lives and property of the citizens. Police teams should be present on the spot till the rescue operation is completed.

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