ISLAMABAD: Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire which engulfed Sasta Bazaar in Sector H-9 in the federal capital on Wednesday.
It is feared that the fire will not be doused easily as the market contains garments and other goods that easily catch fire.
Police and rescue officials have also reached the site of the incident.
“As per initial reports, the fire was caused by a short circuit in a UPS,” a police official said.
Further investigations are under way, the official added.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that the help of Pakistan Navy and Rescue 1122 has been sought on the request of additional DG Islamabad.
The site, situated in Sector H-9 near Peshawar Mor, is frequented by scores of residents as it hosts the weekly budget markets.
Last year in August, over 1,000 shops were gutted in a fire in the bazaar.