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16 houses gutted by Ctg fires

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: A total of 16 dwelling houses were gutted in separate fire incidents at Patiya and Raozan upazilas in the district on Saturday night and Sunday.

Sources in the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) department said a fire broke out at a dwelling house at Olirhat Sardar Para under Patiya upazila on Saturday night.

The fire originated from an electrical short-circuit and spread fast engulfing four other adjoining houses, they said.

Damages in the fire were estimated at Tk 5 lakh, he said.

On the other hand, another fire gutted 11 dwelling houses in Uttar Dewanpurarea under Raozan upazila on Sunday early hours.

The fires also originated from an electrical short-circuit and damages in it were estimated at Tk 7 lakh, said sources in the FSCD.