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Mon, Feb 24, 2020 4:04

9 shops gutted in Chattogram fire

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Nine shops were gutted in a devastating fire at Purba Madarbari Balurtal area under Sadarghat Police Station in Chattogram on Sunday night.

Nine shops were gutted in a devastating fire at Purba Madarbari Balurtal area under Sadarghat Police Station in Chattogram on Sunday night.

The fire broke out at 3:30 am at a shop and soon spread to adjoining shops. On iformation, two fire fighting units rushed in and brought the blaze under control at one and half an hour frantic effort, said Abdul Mannan, senior station officer of Agrabad fire service.

Initially, it is thought that the fire originated from a cigarette, said the fire service official adding that the extent of losses yet to be known.