Massive Fire Engulfs Historic Jakarta Market

Massive fire engulfs historic Jakarta market

JAKARTA, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 19th Jan, 2017 ) - An enormous fire engulfed a historic market in the Indonesian capital Jakarta Thursday, with hundreds of firefighters deployed to battle a blaze that sent huge clouds of black smoke floating over the city. The fire began at dawn on the ground floor of Pasar Senen market, a sprawling complex of stalls on several levels that was built during Dutch colonial rule. Fifty fire engines were deployed to battle the blaze, which was still going strong in the afternoon. Several people suffered from minor burns. It was not clear what caused the fire in the market, which is in central Jakarta and sells goods ranging from textiles to food.