The massive fire, which broke out at Dhaka's Mohammadpur Krishi Market early this morning, is now under control.

The fire broke out at the market around 3:43 am and spread soon, said Anwarul Islam, warehouse inspector of Fire service and Civil Defence Headquarters (Media Cell).

Seventeen firefighting units are working to fully douse the blaze. It was brought under control around 9:25 am.

Smoke is still billowing from the site, making it difficult for the firemen to work.

No casualties were reported at the time of filing this report.

Traders at the site said that there were 500 shops in the market.

Senior Station Officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters (Media Cell), Raihanul Ashraf said that WASA, Bangladesh Air Force, Army, Navy, BGB, and police are all assisting the fire service men.

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