Huge fire at Feni jute mill
A devastating fire at a jute mill in BISIC Industrial area of Feni gutted large quantity of raw materials, jute products and machinery Tuesday morning.
Five people including three firefighters sustained minor injuries while dousing the flame, which originated at the tin-roofed Quality Jute Mill, built on 2.25 acres of land, around 4:10am.
On information, seven firefighting units from Feni and Noakhali rushed to the spot and doused the fire after around 10 hours, reports our Feni correspondent.
SM Iqbal, general manager of the factory, said the fire originated soon after workers turned on a machine early Tuesday.
The workers tried to put out the blaze immediately but it spread to the factory instantly, burning raw jute, thread and machines.
According to the mill authorities, the extent of loss caused by the fire can go up to Tk 20 crore.