Fire at family planning warehouse under control
DHAKA : The fire that broke out at a warehouse of Family Planning Department in the city’s Mohakhali area half an hours after midnight last night was brought under control early this morning.
“We brought the fire which was originated around 12.29am under control at around 3am today,” deputy assistant director (DAD) Anwar Hossain of Fire Service and Civil Defence told BSS this morning.
“It will take more time to extinguish the fire as there are chemicals at the warehouse. But, we are trying our best to douse the flame within daylight,” he also said.
A huge quantity of contraceptive items such as condoms and birth control pills has been gutted in the fire; he said adding that there were no casualties to report.
Nineteen fire fighting engines have been rushed to the place of occurrence at night to douse the fire, he also said.
The cause behind the fire and damage could not be known immediately.