Fire in Islamabad’s 1st Big Centaurus Mall ‘under control’


Fire in Islamabad’s 1st Big Centaurus Mall ‘under control’

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) said that a fire that broke out at Islamabad’s Centaurus Mall on Sunday was put out after two hours.

The fire department, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, and Rescue 1122 participated in the firefighting effort, according to CDA Chairman and retired Islamabad Chief Commissioner Capt Mohammad Usman Younis.
According to Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Irfan Nawaz Memon, the mall and its associated residential buildings have been cordoned off till a technical team has reported on their post-fire structural viability.
He expressed gratitude to the appropriate organisations for their assistance in putting out the fire.
The building’s residential flats were all evacuated, and firefighters were actively putting out the fire even as smoke plumes ascended from it.

Television footage displayed plumes of smoke rising from the structure, while in other scenes, evacuees were seen attempting to use the escalators at the mall.
The head of the municipal police department, senior police officers, representatives from the administration, and rescue crews were all there.

According to the authorities, a helicopter was also requested to assist with the rescue and firefighting efforts.

Despite the fact that there were still some flames being put out on the mall’s façade, they said claiming the fire within the mall was “under control” and no shops had been destroyed.
A representative for the Pakistan Navy stated the organisation was also assisting in the fight against the fire, and that three fire tenders and a navy team were being used.

Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, took note of the situation and declared that he has directed the pertinent organisations and authorities to act right away.

The fact that this occurrence took place in such a renowned commercial district is really regrettable. I fervently hope no one perishes. “My condolences and sorrow for the victims’ financial losses,” he tweeted.

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