Cloth factory, 50 shops burn down in N’ganj fire

New Age Online

A cloth factory and at least 50 shops were gutted by a fire that broke out at a market in Narayanganj early Wednesday, UNB reported.
Fire Service officials said the fire erupted from a cloth factory at the tin-shed market at Deobhog adjacent to rail gate 2 at about 4:00am and it soon engulfed 50 adjoining shops.
On information, six fire fighting units from Hajiganj and Mandalpara rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control after three hours of frantic efforts with the help of local people.
Five people sustained injuries while they were trying to extinguish the flame.
Huge readymade garments were stored in the shops of the market as Eid sale.
The cause of the fire could not be known immediately.
The extent of losses from the fire could not be assessed officially.

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