A total of 27 shops were gutted in a fire at Digheerpar Bazar of Tongibari upazila in the district on Saturday night. The loss at the fire was estimated at around Tk 1.50 crore.
Sub Officer of Munshiganj Fire Service Abul Hashem Howlader said the fire originated from an electrical short circuit and at an aluminium shop at around 2:00 am and soon engulfed adjacent shops.
Fire fighters extinguished the fire after more than hour.
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Munshiganj Mohammad Ali Noor visited the place yesterday morning.