Rampura power station catches fire
A fire has broken out at the Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited Power Ulan Power Substation near the Rampura Metropolitan Project area, bdnews24.com reports.
The blaze at the 133/32 kV substation on Wapda Road started around 7:20 am on Monday, according to Rozina Akter, the officer-on-duty at the Fire Service Control Room.
“Five of our units were dispatched and brought the fire under control within an hour and extinguished it around 8:30 am,” she said.
There were no casualties in the incident and the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are under investigation, the Fire Service added.
But locals say the fire has caused an outage in the Metropolitan Project and nearby areas.
bdnews24.com was unable to get a comment from the DPDC on the matter.
A fire had previously broken out at the same substation in April 2020. A 35/56 kV power point was burnt in the blaze and disrupted the power supply for some time.