Fire in Gulshan-1 DNCC market doused, 211 shops gutted

A fire that broke out at DNCC Market in Gulshan-1 area of Dhaka city on Saturday has has been completely doused.

The fire was extinguished by 9:30am, confirmed Major AKM Shakil Nawaz, Director (Operation and Maintenance) of Fire Service and Civil Defence.

After the fire was doused completely, store owners went inside the market to examine the extent of damage to their shops.

Around 211 shops were gutted in the fire.

Zaman Prodhan, vice-president of Gulshan-1 DNCC Kitchen Super Market Cooperative Association said that there were 211 shops in the market and all the shops were gutted in the fire.

“We have relocated 62 shops at the temporary shed after the 2017 fire, which were safe,” said DNCC Chief Executive officer (CEO) Abdul Hai.

The fire broke out around 5:48 am.

A total of 20 units of Fire Service went to the spot and brought the blaze under control, said Baridhara Fire station firefighter Moniruzzaman.

Fire Service control room source confirmed that the fire in Gulshan 1 DNCC market was brought under control around 8:25am.

Meanwhile, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam visited the spot around 8:10am.

The market had not opened for business and there was almost no one inside it when the fire broke out.

Earlier in January 2017, the same market was gutted by a devastating fire, causing a part of it to collapse.

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

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