Pakistan / Karachi News > A fierce fire that broke out at private chemical factory in Gul Bai on Saturday could not be brought under control after more than 11 hours.
According to rescue sources, massive fire broke out at Metatex Chemical factory in Site Industrial area at around 12:30 AM. Fire tenders from across the city were called in to douse the blaze.
The fire also engulfed two adjacent buildings. Many blasts were reported intermittently in the building due to storage of chemical while several parts of it were collapsed.
Fire-fighting officials declared the fire as a third degree inferno. Electricity to the surrounding localities has been suspended after the factory caught fire.
No loss of life has been reported in the incident.