A fire that broke out in a tyre factory at Fatulla in the city gutted its valuables on Wednesday.
The fire broke out at the warehouse of Asian Cox tyre factory in the area around 8:30 am and burned down huge quantity of chemicals, tyres and machineries, said Mamun Mahmud, Assistant Director of Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defense.
Nine firefighting units from Dhaka and Narayanganj brought the blaze under control after about three hours of frantic efforts, he added.
Zafor Iqbal, manager of the factory, said the fire might have originated from electric short circuit at the warehouse where huge quantity of chemicals were kept.
Officer-in-charge of Fatullah Model Police Station Shah Md Manjur Quader said additional police forces have been deployed in the area.