Shoes and sandals of a shoe store was gutted at Samir Uddin Market in the town at around 8pm on Friday night. Shopkeepers said the fire originated from a short circuit at the godown of "Sheikh Shoes" on the second floor of the market. On information, firefighters rushed to the spot and doused the fire after about one hour. Owner of Sheikh Shoes, Md. Abdul Alim, claimed that the fire damaged shoes worth Tk 12 lakh.