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Fire at Old Dhaka paper warehouse

  • Published at 11:10 pm March 23rd, 2019
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Flames coming out of a paper warehouse in Shahidnagar area at Lalbagh, Old Dhaka on Saturday, March 23, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The reason behind the fire and the extent of damage are yet to be known

A fire has broken out at a paper warehouse at Lalbagh in Old Dhaka.

The fire started at the warehouse in Shahidnagar area around 9:40pm on Saturday, said control room Duty Officer Ataur Rahman at the Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters.

On information, seven firefighting units rushed in and brought the flames under control around 10:30pm.

The firefighters are yet to completely douse the flames.

The reason behind the fire and the extent of damage are yet to be known. No casualties were also reported yet.

A massive fire on February 20 had killed 70 people on Churihatta’s Nanda Kumar Lane in Chawkbazar, Old Dhaka after the flames ravaged through several multi-storey buildings — which stored chemical and plastic materials.