Several shops damaged in Rupganj Puratan Bazar fire

Several shops were damaged in a fire that broke out at Puratan Bazar, also known as Kacha Bazar, beside Gausia Market in Bhulta union of Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj on early Sunday.

Shahjahan Sikder, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD-media cell) headquarters, said that the blaze began in the Kacha Bazar at about 3:35am.

On information, eight firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the flames under control at about 5:45am, he informed.

Incident commander Md Saleh Uddin, deputy director of the FSCD’s Dhaka Division, told media after taming the fire that some shops of hardware, tyre tube and vegetables were damaged in the incident.

The reason of the fire and extent of damages could not be known immediately, he said.

A probe committee would be formed to identify causes of the fire, the fire service officer said, adding that they faced difficulties in bringing the fire under control due to overcrowding of people.

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