Gulshan-1 DNCC market fire under control

Gulshan-1 DNCC market fire under control

The fire that broke out at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in Gulshan-1 early today has been brought under control.

The fire originated at the tin-shed kitchen market around 5:48am. Then, the fire engulfed the third floor of the adjacent Gulshan market, said Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station.

Twenty firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 8:25am, sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence told.

No casualty was reported in the fire. Fire service officials said most of the shops at the tin-shed kitchen market were gutted in the blaze.

The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.

The firefighters, volunteers and locals were working to douse the fire till filing the report around 9:30am.

The fire at the DNCC market comes just two days after the fire at Banani FR tower that claimed the lives of 25 people and left around 100 injured.

On January 3, 2017, a devastating fire reduced much of the DNCC Market at Gulshan-1 to rubble. No one was killed or hurt in that blaze but over 300 shops were gutted and a portion of the market collapsed on impact, causing losses worth several hundred of crores of taka.