Dhaka, 11 August, Abnews: At least 170 houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at Maddampara in Sadar upazila on Saturday.
The fire originated from the kitchen of a house around 12 pm and it soon engulfed the adjoining ones.
Three fire-fighting units and locals rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after one and half an hours of frantic effort.
At least seven people, including two army men, were injured while putting out the fire.
The injured were taken to local army hospital for treatment, he added.
At last 115 families, mostly ethnic minorities, lost their dwelling houses in the devastating fire, witnesses said.