January 17, 2021, 12:53 am
Mir Jamal Habiganj: A terrible fire broke out in Baniachang Barabazar. At least 15 shops in the market have been burnt to ashes.
The fire broke out around 1.30 pm on Sunday.
Hridoy, duty officer of Baniachang Fire Service, said the fire started through an electrical short circuit from a shop in the middle market of Bara Bazar in Baniachang upazila. Instantly the fire spread to nearby shops. Upon receiving the news, a unit of Baniachang Fire Service reached the spot and tried to control the fire.
Later, due to the severity of the fire, two more units from Habiganj Sadar and Nabiganj reached the spot and after trying for about an hour and a half, brought the fire under control at around 2.30 pm.
At least 15 shops in the market were burnt to ashes in the incident. Among the shops are several grocery stores, drug stores and clothing stores. However, the extent of the damage was not immediately known.