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Fire guts several shops at Chattogram kitchen market

Fire guts several shops at Chattogram kitchen market

A fire broke out at a kitchen market in Halishahar of Chattogram metropolis on Tuesday morning.

The fire started around 8am and gutted several shops within an hour. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

Upon information, two fire tenders were pressed into service but it took them nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control, a fire officer said.

Newton Das, deputy assistant director of the Chattogram Fire Service, said, "Efforts are still on to completely douse the flames."

The actual amount of losses or the origin of the fire couldn’t be known immediately. An investigation is underway, he added.