A fire broke out at Pace shopping mall, which located at Gulberg area of Lahore. The fire at the shopping center was brought under control a few hours after it broke out but the building had been severely damaged, according to the police and civil administration.
It bears mentioning that fire at Pace shopping mall broke out in the middle of the night so nobody was present at the premises and there are no reported casualties. According to the details, the fire broke out at the Pace shopping centre, which is located at Gulberg area of Lahore, around 2:00am and engulfed the entire building.
نجی شاپنگ مال پیس میں لگنے والی آگ پر قابو پا لیا گیا ہے. ریسکیو 1122، فائر بریگیڈ کے عملہ نے عمدہ کام کیا. خطر ناک لگی ہوئی آگ پر مہارت سے قابو پایا. میں نے مسلسل آگ بجھانے کے عمل کی خود نگرانی کی. pic.twitter.com/qxEdmgLMV2— Deputy Commissioner Lahore (@DCLahore) March 14, 2022
The fire has caused extensive damage to the building and destroyed hundreds of stores and products as many of them were flammable since they consisted of clothing and leather goods. The building has been closed for everyone until the safety of the structure is determined.
Furthermore, the cause of the fire is still unknown and investigation is underway by authorities. Meanwhile, Lahore Deputy Commission Umer Sher Chatha said it was a Class A fire, which involves solid combustibles like wood, coal, paper, plastic, straw, cloth, rubber, or any other solid material.
It bears mentioning that a massive fire had broken out in Hafeez Center, which is located adjacent to Pace shopping mall, in October 2020. The fire had caused losses of million as the shops contained expensive electronics, including mobile phones, laptops, computers, and similar items.
Read more: Fire breaks out at Hafeez Center in Lahore.