Fire at Ghorashal fertiliser factory doused after five hours

A fire that broke out at Ghorashal Fertilizer Factory-1 in Narsingdi’s Palash upazila today was put out by firefighters after five hours.

The fire originated around 1:00pm from a gas leakage while the workers were working at an under-construction building of the factory, said Nurul Islam, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Narsingdi.

No casualties were reported, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent.

When the fire broke out, members of Titas Gas Limited cut the gas supply to control the fire in the afternoon, the fire official said.

Later, six firefighting units managed to extinguish the blaze around 6:30pm.