Fire guts shops, halts traffic in Gazipur

Our Correspondent . Gazipur

A fire burnt four shops at Chandra intersection on Dhaka-Tangail highway under Kaliakoir Upazila on Friday.
Due to the fire traffic on Dhaka-Tangail highway remained suspended for an hour, creating a long tailback.
Local sources said at about 7:30am in the morning the flame was instigated at the cotton- bedding shop of one Md Mustaque. Later the fire spread around three other adjacent shop including a grocery shop of Arif Hossain and mobile recharge shop of Abdul Mazid.
Station officer Apurba Bol said on information fire fighter rushed to the spot and doused the flame after fighting about one hour. Later the vehicular movement resumed after about one hour at 8:30am.
Apurba Bol said the fire might have been sparked from the burning butts of stray cigarettes thrown at the bedding shop by some passersby.
‘We are yet to estimate the losses caused by the fire,’ Apurba said.

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