Five warehouses crammed with raw materials for manufacturing plastic products were gutted to ashes in the capital’s Islambagh area Thursday.
No casualty was reported as the warehouses were closed on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims.
The fire that broke out around 11:30am however was brought under control nearly one hour after of its initiation, said duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters.
The firemen suspected that the fire originated from the electric short circuit.
The firefighters of five units from Palashi, Lalbagh and headquarters had to work persistently till 12:30pm to quench the flame.