10 shops were burnt down in a fire at Chandura Bazar in Brahmanbaria’s Bijoynagar Upazila on Thursday.
Among the burnt shops were purveyors of electronic products, gold ornaments and medicine and cosmetic shops. It is still not known how the fire started.
Local sources said the fire was first seen at an electronic product shop at Chandu Bazar at night. Later, the fire spread to neighboring shops. On receiving information, two teams of fire service and civil defense stations from Madhabpur and Brahmanbaria district headquarters in Habiganj brought the fire under control.