At least 60 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at Aganagar in the upazila on Friday night.
The fire broke out in a room of Hashem Shah’s mess in the area around 8pm and soon spread to the adjacent shanties.
A shop was also gutted in the fire.
On information, five units of firefighters rushed in and doused the flame after one and a half hours of frantic efforts, said Sajib Sarkar, in-charge of Keraniganj Fire Service and Civil defense.
The fire might have originated due to leakage in gas supply line said, he said.
However, no casualty was reported.unb