At least 200 shanties were gutted in a fire at a slum in the Ranavola area of Uttara sector-10, Dhaka on Wednesday.
Fire Service and Civil Defence control room sources said the fire originated at the slum known as "Mustafa member balurmath basti" around 12:20 pm.
Five firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control at 1:35pm, said duty officer Lima Khanom. It was doused at around 2:45 pm.
The fire originated from a kitchen of a shanty and spread quickly. The extent of damage caused by the fire could not be ascertained immediately and no casualties have been reported, she added.