At least five houses including a small garments factory were damaged in a devastating fire at Ballalbari area under Rampal union in Sadar upazila of the district early Saturday.
Owner of the garments factory Monir Dewan claimed that materials and goods worth about Tk 1 crore were damaged in the fire.
In-Charge of Hatimara police outpost Sub-Inspector (SI) Md. Selim said, “The house of the garments factory owner was also damaged in the fire. Besides, houses of Oli Akber Dewan, Asaduzzaman Dewan and Ramjan Dewan were also burnt.”
Station Master of Munshiganj Fire Service Fazlul Haq said, “Two units of fire service rushed to the spot after the fire had broken out. The fire might have originated from an electric short circuit. As there were cloths in the factory, fire broke out rapidly and caught the adjacent houses.”