Published: Friday, April 5, 2013

CEPZ factory fire under control

The fire, which broke out at a shoe factory in Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) on Friday, was brought under control nearly after two hours.

No casualty was reported as the factory remained closed due to its weekly holiday, firemen said.

Fourteen units from different stations of Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence including Agrabad, Bandar, CEPZ and Nandan Kanon fire stations had to work for two hours to douse the flame around 6:00pm.

The fire broke out at Excel Sure Shoe Factory, located in CEPZ area, at around 4:15pm; our Chittagong correspondent said quoting the fire service sources.

SM Abdur Rashid, managing director of Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority of Chittagong, said, the fire might be originated from the wastages that were stocked at the ground floor adjacent to the chemical store of the factory.