Gazipur market fire guts 13 shops

Gazipur market fire guts 13 shops


At least 13 shops were gutted by a fire that broke out at a market in Konabari area of the city early Wednesday.Fire service sources said the fire originated from an electric short circuit inside a shop at New Market in the area and soon engulfed 12 other adjacent shops at about 3:45am.

On information, eight firefighting units from Gazipur, Kaliakoir, Tongi, Joydebpur and Savar EPZ fire stations rushed in and doused the flame after one and a half hours of frantic efforts with the help of locals.The extent of loss caused by the fire is yet to be estimated.Akhtaruzzaman, assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service Station, confirmed the incident. -UNB, Gazipur


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