Fire at Kallyanpur petrol pump
Fire fighters extinguishing the fire originated at a filling station in city's Kallyanpur area on Tuesday.
Staff Reporter :
A fire stemmed from an oil lorry burnt a filling station partially between Shyamoly and Kalyanpur in the city on Tuesday afternoon.
The members of fire service evacuated many people and patients from the adjacent two hospitals and residential buildings, said the control room of the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD).
A total of 10 fire-fighting units rushed to the scene and brought the blaze under control around 6:pm within half an hour, said Ashraful Islam, an official pf Mohammadpur Fire Station.
"An oil lorry parked at the petrol pump suddenly caught fire around 5:24pm. The flames spread to the filling station burning almost half of it," said the Officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence.
Traffic on the Mirpur Road was closed temporarily, OC Kawsar Ali said.
"The oil lorry inside the filling station has been burnt.
The fire started when workers were filling the station's tank with oil from the lorry, he said.
Two large hospitals and many commercial buildings are situated near the filling station between Shyamoli and Kalyanpur bus stands.
"We were anxious about the hospitals, However, vehicle was burnt," according to him.