A devastating fire gutted valuable machinery of Akiz Match Factory at Charmuktarpur here yesterday.
Witnesses said the fire originated at the factory at about 2:30pm while the workers were putting away the leftover matchsticks and it spread fast due to the negligence of the factory authority.
Tanoy Biswas of Munshiganj Fire Service Station said, “It took about two hours of hectic effort to douse the flame with the assistance Of locals and Narayanganj Fire Service Station.”
Mainuddin, security officer of the factory, said, “The fire gutted around 90 sq feet of space of the factory building and damaged valuable machinery.”
ASP Naima Sultana of Munshiganj said none was injured in the incident.
Police have started an inquiry into the cause of the fire, she added.