In an unfortunate incident today, Hafeez Center, the main plaza in Gulberg Lahore, caught fire today. The plaza is the electronic hub of the city which is known to sell electronic devices of all kinds.
The massive fire at Hafeez Center erupted early in the morning around 6 AM, according to reports
According to sources, electronic items worth millions have been destroyed by the flames that engulfed Lahore’s Hafeez Center
It is being said that the cause of the fire was an electrical short circuit
— _مس.اوفیشل_💥 (@Im_Mughal_) October 18, 2020
The fire intensified as the flames reached the diesel barrels at the top floor
The fire engulfed one of the biggest technology centers in the South Asia
The fire started at the second floor and reached the diesel barrels at the top
May Allah safe everyone there.#Fire at #HafeezCentre #Lahore pic.twitter.com/wsenfwrNVt
— Nida Hussain 🇵🇰 (@Nida__Hussain) October 18, 2020
Fortunately, no casualties have been reported. The fire brigade was able to control the blaze after a long firefighting operation. It took almost 12 fire brigades and 30 firefighters to control the fire.
Images and the videos of the fire at Hafeez Center are being shared everywhere
— Raheel Khan (@RaheelNama) October 18, 2020
— Uman Malik (@U_3322) October 18, 2020
Politicians and people from the administration are present at the location and are monitoring the rescue operation
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) October 18, 2020
It is being said that 60% of the building has been set on fire and it took almost 30 to 40 minutes for the rescue service to reach the location
Scenes from the second floor of #Lahore's biggest tech mall, the #HafeezCentre, where gadgets worth millions are being reduced to ashes as a massive blaze reportedly engulfs 60% of the building. Reportedly, no lives were lost in the fire. pic.twitter.com/LzgkPLzk00
— The Current (@TheCurrentPK) October 18, 2020
People were shocked and saddened by the disastrous fire incident at Hafeez Center
— PhupoO kA betA (@PhupoO_kA_betA) October 18, 2020
— Kashif Zaheer Kamboh 💧 (@KKamboh) October 18, 2020
They have been pointing out the loss of millions caused by the fire erupted at the IT plaza in Lahore
They roughly calculated the loss to be around PKR 70 crores.
I am very sad to hear about the horrible fire that broke out in Hafeez Center Lahore.Millions of valuables were burnt to ashes in the fire. May God have mercy on us😢#HafeezCentre pic.twitter.com/mg4aqFj2FT
— Khawaja Imran Nazir (@Kh_ImranNazir) October 18, 2020
The Pakistan biggest IT plaza Hafeez Center caught fire early in the morning today around 6am.
50 – 70 crores loss is expected till now .It's been more than 4 hours fire isn't under control .Ya Allah raham! may Allah give patience to everyone getting suffered #HafeezCentre pic.twitter.com/4FaZY9RCAY
— ملک قاسم افتخار (@Qasim6tweets) October 18, 2020
People are sending prayers to the owners of the stores and the ones who have been affected by the fire
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) October 18, 2020
— Sahar (@enter_the_chaos) October 18, 2020
They kept on praying that the damage caused by the fire remains minimal
— Tehniyat Shabbar (@TehniyatShabbar) October 18, 2020
People hoped that everyone in the building is safe
— PMLN SMT OFFICIAL (@ThePMLNSMT) October 18, 2020
Fortunately, this fire incident has not resulted in any fatalities or injuries. However, people believe that a more timely response by the rescue operation could have saved the major parts of the building as the financial loss caused by the fire is being said to be way higher than originally approximated.
Our thoughts and prayers for all those affected by the fire.