A fire gutted valuables at a factory in Chattogram Export Processing Zone yesterday evening.
The fire originated on the top floor of five-storey Unity Accessories Limited on road-1 around 7:33pm, said Jashim Uddin, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence.
Some 14 vehicles of four units of firefighters rushed to the spot while Bangladesh Navy also joined the efforts, and brought it under control after around an hour.
There was no report of casualties until filing of the report at 9:20pm. As the factory manufactured cartons and cotton, it would take time to extinguish the fire completely, said Farid Ahmed Chowdhury, deputy assistant director of fire service.
“There are chemical containers on the floor and the temperature is still high. The risk has not been eliminated completely yet,” said Farid.