A housewife was burnt to death in a fire that broke out at her house at Ramchandrapur village in Kushtia’s Bheramara upazila early today.
The deceased was identified as Saleha Begum, 55, wife of Ansar Ali of the village.
Prabir Kumar Debnath, station officer of Kushtia Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire that originated from husk broke out at the cowshed of Ansar Ali around 2:00am and soon engulfed his residence.
Saleha died in the fire while she was trying to bring out valuables from the house.
The fire gutted three houses, three cattle and valuables of the houses.
On information, a firefighting unit went to the spot and extinguished the blaze.