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Fire at garment factory in DEPZ

Six firefighting units are working to douse the blaze

A fire has broken out at a garments factory in the new zone of Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) in Ashulia, Savar.

Six firefighting units are working to douse the blaze which broke out around 11pm on Saturday.

DEPZ Senior Station Officer Jahangir Alam confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Initially, however, he could not confirm the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage.

Jahangir said the fire service was informed when smoke started coming out from a warehouse on the second floor of the five-storey factory.

Four units of the fire service reached the spot immediately and started working to control the fire. However, as the fire was intense, two more units from Savar joined them soon.

“The fire could not be brought under control till now but it will be done soon,” he added.

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