Fire at Demra clothing warehouse tamed after more than 8 hours

The Fire Service says it will take more time to completely extinguish the flames

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 21 March 2024, 06:56 PM
Updated : 21 March 2024, 06:56 PM

Emergency workers have taken control of a fire that broke out at a clothing warehouse in Dhaka’s Demra after battling the flames for around eight and a half hours.

The blaze started on the second floor of a four-storey building in the Bhanga area near the Jatiya Press Club around 11:30pm on Thursday.

The floor housed a clothing warehouse. There were no reports of casualties in the incident till Friday morning, according to the Fire Service.

“The fire was brought under control around 8am. It took time to put out the blaze due to the shortage of water supply. Ten units of the Fire Service and two units of the navy worked in tandem to douse the flames,” said Md Shahjahan Sikder, a spokesman for the Fire Service and Civil Defence Department.

However, it would take more time to completely extinguish the fire as the emergency responders have yet to discard all products stored in the warehouse, according to the Fire Service.