Kushtia: At least 40 houses of belonging to 25 families were gutted by a devastating fire at Munshiganj village in Daulatpur upazila on Tuesday.
Locals said the fire originated from a stove of kitchen of a house at the bordering village around 2:00pm and soon engulfed the adjacent other houses.
Hearing the fire news, local people rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after one hour of frantic efforts as fire fighting unit did not come to the spot it being a remote area.
Four cattle were also burnt alive in the fire.
The extent of losses from the fire could not be assessed yet.
Daulatpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muktar Hossain confirmed the incident.
40 houses gutted in Kushtia