Meherpur: A fire broke out in a biscuit factory at Baro Bazar in the district town early Wednesday.
Mafijur Rahman, owner of the factory, said the fire erupted at Joytsna Bread and Biscuit Factory at about 4:30 am and it soon engulfed the entire factory.
Being informed, a fire fighting unit from Meherpur Sadar rushed in and doused the flame after half an hour of frantic efforts.
Several goods of bakery, three generators and machineries were gutted by the blaze.
Ansar Uddin, assistant deputy director of the fire service, said the fire might have originated from an electric shot circuit.
The extent of losses caused by the fire would be about Tk50 lakh.
Meherpur biscuit factory catches fire