52 furniture shops gutted, six houses damaged

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At least 52 furniture shops were gutted completely and six houses partially damaged causing millions of rupees loss due to a blaze here in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Rescue sources said that fire initiated from a furniture godown in Baghbanpura Shalimar Bagh area of Lahore engulfed the surrounding shops and house.

Rescue teams and fighters reached the scene, vacated the surrounding houses and started efforts to extinguish the blaze. The fire was brought under control after hectic efforts of six hours. Meantime, 52 furniture shops were gutted completely and six houses were partially damaged rendering millions of rupees loss but no causality was reported due to blaze.