At least 15 shops were gutted in a devastating fire which broke out at Balasur bazaar in Srinagar upazila this (Saturday) morning.
Local people said the fire broke out in a shop of the bazaar at about 6:30am and soon engulfed the adjacent 14 shops. The reason behind the fire could not be ascertained immediately.
On information fire brigade personnel from the upazila headquarters rushed to the spot and doused the flame with the help of local people after three hours of frantic efforts.
The affected shops owners claimed that the extent of loss from the fire could go up to Tk 50 lakh.