CHATTOGRAM: A salt factory was gutted in a fire at Patiya upazila in the district in the early hours of Friday.
Sources in the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) department said the fire broke out at the tin-roofed salt factory owned by Sirajul Islam in Indra Pool area under the upazila around 3:00am.
Fire fighters from Patiya Fire Station rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after a frantic effort of two hours, said Station Officer Saidul Islam of the station.
They primarily suspected that the fire originated from electric short-circuit, he said.
The amount of damages caused by the fire will be measured after investigation, he added.