CHATTOGRAM: Sixteen dwelling houses and properties worth around Tk 10 lakh were gutted in separate fire incidents at three upazilas in the district on Wednesday.
Sources in the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) department said a fire broke out from an electrical short-circuit at a dwelling house in Dakkhin Fatehpur area under Hathazari upazila around 3:20am.It spread fast engulfing adjoining seven other houses, they said adding that the fire gutted valuables worth Tk 5 lakh.
In Patiya upazila, four dwelling houses were gutted in a fire originated from electrical short-circuit in Jiri area around 1:20am, said Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Jasim Uddin of the FSCD, Chattogram.
The damage caused by the fire were estimated at around Tk 4 lakh, he said.
Besides, four semi-pucca dwelling houses were also reduced to ashes in another fire in Rangunia municipality area around 12:05am.
Valuables worth about Tk 1 lakh were gutted in the fire that also originated from electrical short-circuit, said DAD Jashim.
A total of six firefighting units worked to extinguish the fires at the three upazilas.