Bhola : At least 20 shops were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at a market on Sonali Road in Char Fashion Municipality early Monday.
The burnt shops include five grocery shops, two homeopath medicine shops, a pharmacy, three wholesale rice shops, three readymade cloth shops, three warehouses and two restaurants.
According to local people, the fire originated in a shop of the market at around 1:45am and soon engulfed the adjacent shops.
On information, three fire fighting units from Charfassion, Lalmohan and Borhanuddin fire stations rushed to the spot and doused the flame after two hours of frantic efforts.
Affected shop owners claimed the extent of loss by the fire could go up to Tk 3 crore.
Enamul Haque, Officer-in-charge of Charfassion thana said that the cause of the fire could not be known immediately.