A fire broke out at Raozan Thermal Power Plant in Chattogram last night, causing a shutdown of one of its two 210 megawatt units.
Purna Chandra Mutsuddi, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire broke out at the engine room at 7:55pm as the temperature of an engine increased excessively.
Three fire engines rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 8:40pm, he added.
He said the 210 MW unit might remain shut for up to 72 hours.
Prabir Kumar Seen, chief engineer of Power Development Board in Chattogram, said a small fire incident occurred at the power plant.
“As soon as the firefighters are done with their work, the unit will resume operation,” he added.
In Cumilla, a fire broke out at a spinning mills in Cumilla Export Processing Zone last night, which badly damaged the factory.
Warehouse and production floor of RN Spinning Mills were burnt in the fire that broke out around 9:30pm, said Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of Cumilla police.
No causalities were reported, he said, adding that 10 fire engines were working on to douse the flames as of 1:45am today.
Md Imran, a worker of the factory, said all workers were safely taken away from the factory after the fire had originated from the warehouse.
The fire later spread to the production floor, he said.
A staff correspondent in Chattogram and our Cumilla correspondent contributed to this report.