A fire started early on Monday in a mobile market in Peshawar’s Saddar area. The fire has been burning for seven hours and is in the mobile market at Sadar in Peshawar. Firefighters are working hard to control it, using 26 fire brigade vehicles and 130 firefighters.
The difficult operation is making progress, and 60 percent of the fire, which is categorized as a third-level fire, has been put out. The fire began in the basement shops of Time Center due to a short circuit and quickly spread throughout the plaza because of exploding mobile batteries.
Time Center has 200 counters for mobile shops, batteries, and repair services. The fire was intense, so four bowsers and snorkelers were used to help in firefighting. Emergency services from Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, and Khyber, along with Tarman Rescue, are working together to control the flames. Despite the challenging situation, rescuers were able to save four people who were trapped inside the building.
Quick action was taken, including evacuating nearby houses to prevent more injuries. Thankfully, no one has been reported dead so far, as confirmed by Bilal Ahmad Faizi, a spokesperson for the rescue efforts. The army and other security agencies are present at the scene for safety.
Rescue 1122 teams rescued four people trapped in the mobile market after the fire. The district administration is looking into the incident and has promised relief and assistance to those affected.