Fire rips through housing colonies, warehouse in Gazipur

As many as 46 living quarters and a waste fabric warehouse were gutted

Published : 26 March 2024, 08:23 AM
Updated : 26 March 2024, 08:23 AM

A fire has gutted a waste fabric warehouse and dozens of residential units in two housing colonies in Gazipur's Kaliakair.

The incident occurred around 1am on Tuesday in the Palli Bidyut Dakkhinpara neighbourhood, according to Md Iftekhar Hossain Raihan Chowdhury, senior station officer at the Kaliakair Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The fire originated in the warehouse owned by Dhoni Mia. It subsequently spread to the two adjacent housing colonies, also co-owned by Dhoni Mia and Sohel Rana. In total, 46 rooms and a large amount of property were damaged.

Dhoni Mia said the fire erupted suddenly before spreading rapidly, causing panic among the residents, who quickly alerted the Fire Service.

No casualties have been reported in the incident.

The cause of the fire and the full extent of the damage remain unclear, according to Iftekhar.