Probe body formed

Lalbagh factory fire extinguished

Lalbagh factory fire extinguished

A fire that broke out at a polythene factory in Lalbagh on Wednesday night was put out on early Thursday.

Ershad Hossain, duty officer at Fire Service and Civil Defence control room, said firefighters extinguished the blaze around 4:00am.

A number of tin-shed rooms were burnt in the fire that broke out on Water Works Road in Posta area around 10:40pm.

Sixteen firefighting units brought the fire under control around 1:00am.

The cause of the fire could not be known immediately, said Ershad, adding that no casualty was reported.

Meanwhile, an investigation committee was formed on Thursday to look into the fire incident.

‘The three-member committee has been asked to submit its report within seven working days,’ said Fire Service’s Warehouse Inspector Atiqul Alam.

Fire Service and Civil Defence’s deputy director Dilip Ghosh is heading the committee. The other members are — assistant commissioner Abdul Halim and deputy director of Posta zone Newton Das.