Deputy assistant director (media cell) of the Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters, Shahjahan Sikder said that the fire at the 11-storey 'Rahat Tower' was doused around 13:12pm, "but the extent of damage is yet to be ascertained".

"Some 11 fire tenders contained the blaze around 12:30 pm. An office of Jamuna Television was housed on the 10th floor of the building where the fire broke out," he said.

The fire broke out at the 10th floor of 'Rahat Tower' around 11:05 am and soon engulfed the building, said fire services officer Rozina Akter.

On information, nine fire tenders were rushed to the spot to contain the blaze, she said. Later, two more fire tenders joined them to extinguish the blaze.

"A probe has been ordered to ascertain the exact cause of the fire," she said.

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