127 shops gutted in Imperial Market blaze


Fire has destroyed 127 shops of the Imperial Market in Rawalpindi’s Raja Bazar while total loss caused by fire eruption is estimated at Rs 50 million.
According to details, fire broke out on the first floor of Imperial Market in Raja Bazar on night between Friday and Saturday which spread rapidly and engulfed 127 shops. The market was totally closed when the flames of fire reached out to near by shops.
Chowkidars of the market witnessed the smoke curling up and flames of fire rising sky high and they informed Rescue 1122.
The fire brigade and Rescue 1122 teams rushed to the site and started rescues operation and prevented the spread of the fire to other floors of the market. The firefighters brought the fire under control after hectic effort. The fire caused millions of rupees loss to shopkeepers.
Short circuiting is stated to be the reason behind this fire eruption incident. Imperial market traders association office bearers told fire damaged the mobile and CD shops irreparably and during the extinguishing of fire process the remaining goods were burnt to ashes.


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