Fire guts several shops at Chittagong kitchen market

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

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

Upon information, two firefighters rushed to the scene, but it took them nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control, a fire service official said.

Newton Das, deputy assistant director of the Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence said: "Efforts are still on to completely douse the flames."

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

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