Fire in Itwar Bazar wipes out numerous stalls

ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (APP):Fire erupted at Sunday Bazaar at Peshawar Mor in Islamabad during wee hours of Tuesday morning wiped out numerous stalls but it was controlled within an hour, police and district administration said.

The fire erupted around 3:50 am on Tuesday and it mainly engulfed the stalls of carpet, shoes and other items. Soon after the fire, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat reached the scene. In his message on social media, he said “Alhamdolillah it was controlled within one hour. I have met the affectees and will take appropriate measures to make this Bazar have fool proof arrangements to prevent any such incident in future”.

Sunday Bazaar (Itwar Bazar) is located in H-9 Sector and such incident happened on July 18, 2019 and on other occasions in the past. Following the orders of the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, an inquiry committee has been constituted to look into the incident.

Police said the cause as to how the fire erupted in the first place is yet to be determined. There were no causalities reported as people were not present in the area during early morning.
Twelve vehicles of fire brigade participated in the operation to extinguish fire while Rescue 1122 and Quick Response Force were also present at the scene trying to prevent the fire from spreading further.

Meanwhile, sources in Capital Development Authority (CDA) said that exact calculation of stalls damaged in the fire is being made and to be shared later. It is to mention that Bazaar opens in three days (Sunday, Tuesday and Friday) of the week but is proper operation will remain halt today (Tuesday).

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