Fire guts melamine crockery warehouse in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar

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Dhaka, Nov 09: Nine firefighting units have brought under control a fire at a melamine crockery warehouse on the first floor of a building in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar.

They rushed to the scene after the fire started around 5 pm on Tuesday, an official at the Fire Service and Civil Defence’s control room said. It took until about 6:45 pm to bring the flames under control.

Mamunur Rashid, an inspector at Chawkbazar Police Station, said huge smoke was billowing from the five-floor building on Jadob Narayan Das Lane.

No casualties were reported immediately.

Abu Sayeed, a shopkeeper in the area, said the entire building, S Nesa Plaza, is used as warehouses for different products.

Ovi Traders’ crockery warehouse is situated on the first floor, according to him.