Three members of a family were burned to death as a fire broke out in a slum in A K Khan area of the port city on Friday night.
The deceased were identified as Abu Taher, 60, his wife Ayesha Begum, 50 and their grandson 18-month old Rashed, son of Rubel Ahmed.
On information eight vehicles of two fire stations rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control after two hours of frantic efforts.
Later, they retrieved the three charred body from the slum, said deputy additional director Farid Ahmed Chowdhury of Chattogram divisional fire service media cell.
According to slum dwellers, at least 100 shanties were gutted in the fire.
Besides, at least 28 people were injured in the incident.