A fire broke out at the warehouse of a particle board factory at Hosendi at Gazaria upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. The factory authorities claimed that the devastating fire burned down all the raw materials stored, including jute sticks, at the warehouse of Super Board Mills Limited.
Fire fighters said the fire erupted at the factory of Super Board Mills around 3:00 pm and soon spread to its warehouse. It engulfed all the materials used to make particle board, including jute sticks. Being informed, six fire fighting units rushed in and doused the blaze after 16 hours of frantic efforts around 7:00 am on Friday.
The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately. Rafiqul Islam, assistant director of Dhaka Fire Service, said as the warehouse was full of jute sticks it took such a long time to extinguish the blaze. The loss caused by the fire could not be around Tk 20 million, according to a news agency.