A fire gutted a foam and plastic factory in Mymensingh yesterday.
Located in Paragaon Shibirchala area of Bhaluka upazila, Syntax Polymer Ltd caught fire around 2pm, said fire service officials.
Firefighters from Mymensingh's Bhaluka and Trishal and Gazipur's Sreepur rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 5pm, they said.
There were no fire safety equipment or water reservoir at the factory, said Rakibul Hasan, station master of Bhaluka fire station, adding “We were faced with water crisis during the operation.”
The fire service could not ascertain the reason behind the fire and loss caused by it immediately. “We are investigating the incident,” said the station master.
No casualty was reported as the workers and employees managed to come out safely, said Rakibul Hasan.
The factory authorities were not available for comments.