‘Narrow streets thwarted attempts to put out Shah Alam Market fire’ | Pakistan Today

‘Narrow streets thwarted attempts to put out Shah Alam Market fire’

LAHORE – The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) on Thursday issued a report on reasons for eruption for the fire at the Shah Alam Market on Monday. According to the report, rescue teams reached the spot late, which enabled the fire to engulf nearby buildings.
The report revealed that congested streets of the Shah Alam Market helped spread the fire, which created hurdles for rescue teams in extinguishing it. Illegal chemicals were stored in plazas, the report said adding that material used for construction of buildings was also substandard, which helped the fire spread. Lahore District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ahad Cheema visited the spot, as fire extinguishers battled the fire.
The DCO told journalists that one of the burnt buildings would be brought down by authorities, as its condition was very poor. He said that due to densely-populated areas, rescue operations might take a long time and rescue teams would work day and night to clean and clear the area quickly.



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