Pakistani firefighters spent hours extinguishing a multi-building fire in Karachi Sunday.
Witnesses say the fire broke out in a timber warehouse and quickly spread to several other commercial and residential buildings. ((:12 ))
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"All the buildings were attached with this (warehouse area). There was no way. The firefighters and Fire officers faced great difficulty in containing the fire. We rescued many people, we saved their buildings. No doubt the buildings were damaged badly. Many warehouses were gutted. We could only save those that were on the outer side. Those engulfed in fire could not be saved.'' ((:26))
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There have been no immediate reports of casualties. The cause is being investigated. ((:17))