The Fire Service has bought the fire under control that broke out in a plastic factory situated in the Devidwarghat area of Chawkbazar, Dhaka on Monday (15 August).
10 units worked to douse the fire, said Fire Service Media Officer Shahjahan Shikder.
The Fire Service was called at 12pm, and the first unit reached the spot at 12:09pm, he added.
At first 6 units were sent to bring the fire under control, later the number of units was increased.
"No casualty has been reported yet," the Fire Service official further said.
Lieutenant Colonel Zillur Rahman, director of operations and maintenance said that the fire started from the ground floor of a hotel near the factory.
"I heard that the fire started due to a gas cylinder explosion. The actual cause can be determined after investigation," he added.
There was a restaurant on the ground floor of the 4-story building in which the factory was situated. The fire started after a cylinder exploded. There are other plastic, polythene, and chemical factories nearby, so the overall situation is critical, the Fire Service said.
It also added that the building, just as most buildings in the area, wasn't built following safety regulations.
Locals said that a cylinder exploded in the restaurant on the ground floor of the building the factory is situated in; the plastic factory caught fire from there.
The fire was bought under control at 2:20pm, the Fire Service said.