Dhaka – A fire broke out at Shikdar Bari Shila in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans on Sunday evening UNB news agency reported from Bagerhat.
The Station officer of Dhansagar in Chandpai Range, Sultan Mahmud, said forest officials saw some smoke hovering over the area in the evening.
The forest officials reached the spot and saw the fire.
Later, around 8:30am on Monday, a firefighting unit from Morelganj reached there and brought the blaze under control with the help of locals and forest officials.
Station officer of Morelganj Fire Station Swapan Kumar Bhakta said they have cut a fire lane encompassing about 10 acre around the fire as precaution.
Forest fires are can spread to large area through the land and cause a lot of destriction, said Swapan.
The origin of the fire could not be ascertained yet. Some shrubs and bushes have been burnt, said Station Officer of Chandpai Range Sultan Mahmud