Two firefighting units brought the blaze under control in about an hour
Seventeen shops have been gutted in a fire that broke out at Sadarghat Hawkers' Market in Old Dhaka.
Mahfuz Riven, a duty officer at the Fire Service Headquarters, said the fire broke out at the market around 3:45am on Sunday, reports UNB.
"On information, nine firefighting units went to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 4:45am. The fire was totally doused around 6:30am," Mahfuz said.
He said two firefighters were also injured while extinguishing the fire.
Shams Arman, a senior station officer at Sadarghat Fire Station, said the fire burned down 17 shops of the market.