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Fire erupts at a plastic factory in Gujranwala

No casualties have been reported so far

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Fire at Lahore’s shopping mall put out

A fire that broke out in at a shopping center on Lahore’s MM Alam Road was brought under control, a senior Rescue 1122 official said. Rescue 1122 spokesperson Muhammad Farooq  told SAMAA TV Saturday evening that a search operation had been completed. Two people were injured and were taken to a hospital. Punjab’s information minister Fayaz-ul-Hasan…

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20m items believed to have been destroyed after 200-year-old museum in Brazil catches fire

The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the night

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Abbottabad University pro-VC arrested for setting record room on fire

A majority of the university’s financial records and other important documents were burnt in the fire in the varsity’s record room on August 23

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Fire kills 19 people at hot springs hotel in China

Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze at the 4-story Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, an inexpensive spa resort visited mainly by domestic tourists.

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Karachi supermarket fire put out after seven-hour struggle

The fire which broke out at a supermarket on Karachi’s Sharah-e-Faisal area was extinguished after a seven-hour struggle

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Two people injured after fire erupts at an oil depot in Nowshera

Two people were injured while trying to extinguish a fire that erupted in an oil tanker at an oil depot in the Taru Jabba area of Nowshera district. Rescue 1122 spokesperson Bilal Faizi said that the injured people, the driver and conductor of the tanker, were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. He said…

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Ashiana, Paragon housing scheme records go up in flames in Lahore

A Punjab Cooperative Bank building caught fire in Lahore on Friday. Interestingly, the building in which the bank is located had the Ashiana and Paragon Housing Scheme records stored at it. The cause of the fire is still unknown, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Usama Durrani.  The records of these housing schemes as well as a…

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A woman whose son has been missing for six years tried to set herself on fire at the Sindh High Court

A woman tried to set herself on fire at the Sindh High Court in Karachi. She says there has been no progress in the case of her missing son, Muhammad Faisal, who has been missing for six years. She went to the court on Wednesday morning and tried to set herself on fire in a…

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Fire at Jinnah hospital’s emergency ward contained

Three fire brigade vehicles have arrived at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and are trying to douse the flames

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Over 100 stalls gutted after vegetable market catches fire in Quetta

A vegetable market caught on fire in Quetta on Sunday morning. Over 100 stalls and stores were gutted in the blaze. Hundreds of thousands of rupees worth of produce was destroyed.

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Over half of Islamabad’s Sasta Bazaar goes up in flames

A fire broke out at the Sasta Bazaar in Islamabad’s G-9 sector at around 12pm on Wednesday, engulfing over half the shops in the market. As of 1:30pm, there were no casualties reported since there weren’t that many people at the bazaar, which is located near the Kashmir Highway. According to SAMAA TV correspondent Adil…

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Five firefighters injured in factory fire in Karachi’s SITE area

A fire broke out in Karachi’s SITE area on Thursday morning. No lives were lost in the incident but five firefighters were injured. The fire broke out at a foam factory near Zia Morr at around 8am or 9am. A section of the building collapsed due to the intensity of the fire and explosions were…

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Plane carrying Saudi World Cup footballers escapes disaster

The plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s World Cup team suffered a fire in one of its engines as the players flew to Rostov-on-Don for their next match, the Saudi football federation said Monday. The aircraft landed safely after what one of the Saudi players called a “simple malfunction”. “It was a small fire in one of the engines, the right…

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Fire at Multan house kills three people

A fire broke out at a two-storey house on Multan’s Vehari Road, killing three people. According to rescue workers, the three people died due to suffocation in the fumes. The deceased belonged to the same family. Eight firefighters doused the flames.

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Fire erupts in Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s office

A fire broke out inside the office of Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. A short circuit in the staff room on Tuesday morning caused the UPS battery to explode. Furniture and other equipment were reduced to ashes by the fire. Fire fighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the blaze. Justice Shaukat Aziz…

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Huge fire guts electronics factory in Lahore

LAHORE: Major fire destroyed factory of a well-known electronics manufacturing company in Lahore, Samaa reported. The flames erupted in the factory’s production unit this afternoon and later engulfed the entire factory, with no loss of life. A factory employee told Samaa that packed material in production unit caught fire after welding. Fire fighters hurried to…

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At least 18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire

BEIJING: A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in a suspected arson case, police and state media said. The blaze took place after midnight in a three-storey building in Qingyuan City, Guangdong province, and was put out shortly before 1:00 am local time,…

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Mother, son killed in Lahore house fire

Reporting by: Arshad Virk LAHORE: A woman and her three-year old son were killed as a fire erupted inside their house on Monday evening. People said that stove was burning when food was being cooked in the house located at Lahore’s factory area. The exact reason of the blaze is unknown. The residents tried to…

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Case records destroyed as fire breaks out at Karachi City Courts

Reporting by Irfanul Haq & Salman Ahmed Files containing case records were burnt as a fire broke out at a Karachi court late Tuesday night. The fire erupted at the warehouse and record room of the City Courts in Saddar at 2:25am. Blasts were heard as explosive material and ammunition were stored at the warehouse….

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