At least 22 shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at the fruits market near Chandina Bus Station of Cumilla on Friday.
Shafik Uddin Munshi, an officer at Chandina Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire originated at the market on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in early hours of the day.
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On information, two firefighting units rushed there and extinguished the blaze, he said, adding that 22 shops were damaged.
He said an electric short-circuit may have sparked the fire.