Chittagong garment factory fire doused

The source of the fire could not be ascertained immediately

A fire broke out at a garment factory in Chittagong’s Bandar area on Friday.

It took about two hours to douse the blaze, said Liton Das, deputy assistant director of the Chittagong fire service.

No casualties were immediately reported from the fire that broke out at Saj Fashion located on the fifth floor of Hossain Complex around 12:30pm.

Eight units of fire service from Agrabad, Bandar EPZ and other stations of the city rushed to the site and doused the blaze from outside.

Details about any possible casualty or damage would be known after firemen reach the fifth floor of the building where the fire originated, said the fire official.

The source of the fire could not be ascertained, he added.

Though it was a public holiday on Friday, the garment factory was running with workers inside, local people claimed.

The owners of the factory were not immediately available for comments.