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The Financial Express

18 houses gutted in Sitakunda


18 houses gutted in Sitakunda

As many as 18 houses were gutted in a major fire in Sonaichhari union of Sitakunda district, officials said on Saturday.

Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

The fire broke out at a house in the Jele Bari west area of Fakirhat in Sonaichhari union around 3am on Saturday and soon engulfed other adjacent houses, said Nurul Karim, a resident of the area, reports UNB.

On information, two fire tenders from Kumira Fire Station reached the spot and brought the blaze under control after an effort of one and a half hours.

Sultan Mahmud, station officer of Kumira Fire Service, said, "We suspect the fire started from an electrical short-circuit. However, it's not possible to immediately assess the extent of damage caused by the fire has caused."

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