No casualty was reported in the incident
A fire broke out at the Balaka Bhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday, gutting a shop and spreading mass panic for several hours.
The fire started at 1:25pm at the ground floor of Balaka Bhaban in Chandni Chowk Market area, confirmed Ziaur Rahman, duty officer at the control room of Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD).
Upon receiving information, four firefighting units rushed to the spot and started working to control the blaze.
The firefighting units took the blaze under control after a three-hour-long effort around 5pm.
The fire service official said the cause of fire could not be determined immediately.
No casualty was reported in the incident.
New Market police station Officer in-Charge (OC) said a shoe store on the ground floor of the building was burned.
According to a local businessman, although the fire was not that serious, it created huge smoke. The incident created much panic among the local businessmen and customers in the market area.