Fire burnt three trucks in India’s Petrapole, opposite the Benapole port, on Saturday morning.
The trucks were waiting to enter Bangladesh through Benapole, officials said.
No casualties were reported.
Kartik Chakraborty, general secretary of the Petrapole Port Staff Association in India, said fire originated from a truck loaded with bleaching powder on Saturday early hours.
There was no driver in the truck and fire gutted two more trucks loaded with cotton, near it. After reporting to the fire service, they managed to put out the fire after a two-hour effort, he said.
Rain causes bleaching powder to burn, so he suggested that the powder should be carried in covered trucks rather than open ones to avoid fire incidents.
Mamun Kabir Tarafdar, Deputy Director of Benapole Port, said three cargo trucks, waiting to import goods to Bangladesh, burnt down in Petrapole.
However, the trucks were removed immediately and the vehicles are crossing at normal pace.