Update March 15, 2015

Dhaka 11-36 am, 06-March, 2021

Dilkusha fire tamed after a 14-hour effort

Sumel Sarker



15 March 2015, Nirapad News: Thirteen firefighting units early Sunday extinguished the fire that erupted in a multi-storey building at Dilkusha area under Motijheel Police Station in the city on Saturday afternoon.

After a 14-hour effort, the fire service men completely put out the devastating fire which left a firefighter injured. The fire service control room declared end of the rescue operation around 5:40 am. The fire broke out at the first floor of the seven-storied ‘Mia Amanullah Building’ in Dilkusha commercial area around 3:30 pm on Saturday and spread to other floors.

Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters control room duty officer Ataur Rahman said the building houses Bangladesh Industrial and Finance Company Limited (BIFCL) and some insurance offices in the first floor.

Fire Service and Civil Defense director (operations and maintenance) Major A T M Shakil said that 13 firefighting units to douse the fire. They sprinkled water applied to bring the heat under control, known as defensive method, he added.

He further said that the dousing the fire took time due to the heat inside the building for Thai glasses and steel frame.

The temperature inside the building rose to around 200/300 degree Celsius, he added.

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