The Fire Service and Civil Defence authority has formed a committee to investigate the fire at Mohakhali slum in Dhaka that burnt 500 shanties on Monday morning.
A four-member committee, headed by its Deputy Director (development) Nur Hasan Ahmed, has been formed, duty officer at the control room of Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters said.Deputy Director of Fire Service & Civil Defence Debasis Bardhan confirmed the news.
The fire broke out at 4am prompting the fire fighters to come to the spot and start frantic effort to douse the flame.
Eighteen firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control around 7am.
Fire Service and Civil Defence DG Brigadier General Md Sazzad Hossain said the fire is likely to be caused by either illegal gas or electricity line.