The fire was brought under control around 8:20pm
A fire broke out at the crammed slum in the capital’s Bhashantek on Thursday.
Flames erupted at the slum around 6:40pm, Duty Officer Rozina Islam of the fire service headquarters told Dhaka Tribune.
Upon receiving information, 10 firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire around 8:20pm, Fire service headquarters Duty Officer Mahfuz Riben confirmed.
There was no report of any casualty, he added.
"The origin of the fire could not be determined immediately. We will know about the damage once we receive a report," he further added.