Fire at Uttar Badda multistoried building
A fire broke out at a residential multistoried building at Uttar Badda in Dhaka early today.
Fire fighters were able to douse the fire six hours after it erupted at bti Premier Plaza around 3:30am, Mizanur Rahman, a duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters, told The Daily Star.
There were no immediate reports of casualty as most of the residents of the building were awake for seheri and Fajr prayers, the fire service official said when this report was filed around 10:30am.
Fire fighters rescued around 120 residents from the rooftop of the plaza after they went up there for safety, he added.
On information, 28 firefighting units joined the effort and were able to bring the flame under control around 5:30am.
Meanwhile, a five-member committee led by Mozammel Haque, deputy director of the fire service of Dhaka division, has been formed to investigate the fire incident, the duty officer said.
The plaza consists of three interconnected buildings, all 14-storied, and fire engulfed ground to fourth floor of the two buildings, the fire service official said.