Fire at Mirpur slum tamed after an hour

Eight units of the Fire Service took control of the situation after an hour's effort

Senior Correspondent
Published : 19 Feb 2024, 07:51 AM
Updated : 19 Feb 2024, 07:51 AM

Emergency workers have taken control of a fire that broke out at a slum in Dhaka's Mirpur.

The incident was reported around 12:45 pm on Monday, according to the Fire Service.

Eight firefighting units were dispatched to the Jhilpar slum in Mirpur-12 to douse the fire, said Lima Khanam, a Fire Service control room officer.

The firemen, aided by army personnel, were able to tame the flames by 2 pm.

Authorities have yet to identify the source and extent of the damage caused by the fire.

No casualties have been reported in the incident.