Talking to APP, Rescue 1122 spokesman Abdul Jabbar Bhatti said that fire erupted at Basheer oil mill due to unknown reasons. He said that according to local people the fire started after some fault developed in the main generator of the mill.
He said that all possible resources were being utilized to control the ablaze. He said that 12 fire vehicles of Rescue 1122 Multan, two from Muzaffargarh, two from Khanewal, six vehicles of city district government fire service and one of civil aviation were participating in the operation.
Bhatti added that about 50 percent fire had been controlled, however, remaining would be controlled in more three to four hours. Deputy Commissioner Nadir Chatha reached the spot and monitoring the activities.
He directed civil defence and environment department to take precautionary measures to control the damages. He directed an enquiry into the incident. Information office Waseem Yousaf said that the nearby buildings and factories had been evacuated as the fire was expanding.
However, the fire was being controlled by sprinkling chemicals on it and it would be controlled within next some hours, he added.