At least 200 shanties were gutted in a fire at a slum in the city's Ranavola area at Uttara sector-10 today.
Sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room said the fire originated at the slum known as "Mustafa Member Balurmath Bosti" around 12:20 pm and gutted the shanties.
Five firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control around 1:35 pm, said Fire Service Station Duty Officer Lima Khanom.
"The fire originated from a kitchen of a shanty and spread quickly. However, the extent of damages caused by the fire could not be ascertained immediately and no casualty was reported," she added.