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Fri, Jan 24, 2020 5:05

100 houses gutted in Chalantika slum fire

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At least 100 houses were gutted as a fire broke out at Chalantika Slum in city’s Mirpur area early Friday.

At least 100 houses were gutted as a fire broke out at Chalantika Slum in city’s Mirpur area early Friday.

Russell Shikdar, a duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room, said the fire broke out at the slum in the early hours and it spread around soon.

He said 15 firefighting units went to the spot and brought the blaze under control with an effort of two hour.

However, it could not be known yet what caused the fire.