At least 30 garment waste warehouses were burnt down in a fire at Konabari industrial area in Gazipur on Thursday.
Fire fighters initially presume that the fire broke out at the warehouse of local trader Abdul Mannan at about 6:00pm
It rapidly spread out to adjacent warehouses, said Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence deputy assistant director Md Akhtaruzzaman.
About 30 warehouses were gutted in the fire before fire fighters reached the spot, he added. Narrow alleys and scarcity of water made the operation tough, he said.
The extent of damage and casualty could not be ascertained immediately, said the firefighters, who were trying to douse the flames until filing of this report at 11:00pm.
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