A devastating fire which broke out at No 1 Ainjibi Samity market at Old Kachari Chattar in the district town gutted three shops and a godown early Friday.
Fire service sources said, the fire originated from electric short circuit at Munshi Shoes and soon engulfed the adjoining Ruchita Shoes, Talukdar Shoes and the godown at about 4 am.
Being informed two fire fighting units from Munshiganj Sadar and Narayanganj rushed in and extinguished the blaze after six hours of hectic efforts.
The affected owners estimated the loss from the fire at about Tk 1 crore.
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