14 vehicles of 3 fire service units brought the blaze under control, about six hours after the fire began, Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room official said.
The fire broke out around 3:30am at ‘Papella Shoes’ located on road-4 in the EPZ area. It was not clear how the fire broke out and if there were any casualties. Estimate of losses were not also available.
Though Chittagong was experiencing rain in the morning, it had no effect in checking the fire so far.
They said it took them long to enter the factory as its main gate was closed.
Bangladesh's industrial safety has been a cause of concern and subject to much criticism since last November's Tazreen garment factory fire killed 110 workers and the Rana Plaza collapse in April that killed nealry 1200 people, again mostly garment factory workers.
The US says it has suspended GSP to goad Bangladesh into improving its industrial safety standards.