Fire razes valuables of nine shops | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:35 AM, May 22, 2019

Fire razes valuables of nine shops

Fire razed valuables of nine shops at KB Bazar in Boilchhari union under Banshkhali upazila of Chattogram yesterday morning.

The fire originated from an electric short circuit at a shop in the market around 8am, and soon spread to adjacent medicine, books, jewellery, cosmetics, hardware, clothes and shoe stores, said Jasim Uddin, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Chattogram.

On information, two fire fighting vehicles rushed to the spot and managed to douse the flame after an hour’s frantic effort, he added.

Fire service officials were estimating cost of the damaged valuables, he said.

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