At least 200 shanties were gutted in a fire at a slum in the city's Ranavola area of Uttara sector-10 on Wednesday.
Sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room said the fire originated at the slum known as ‘Mustafa member balurmath basti’ around 12:20pm and gutted the shanties.
Five firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control at around 1:35pm, said duty officer Lima Khanom.
The fire was doused at around 2:45pm.
The fire originated from a kitchen of a shanty and then it spread quickly.
However, the extent of damages caused by the fire could not be ascertained immediately and no casualty was reported, she added, reports UNB.