Lack of water in the area also made the work much difficult for the fire service unit. However, the fire was doused after more than two hours.

Rezaul Karim, a divisional forest official, said the source of the fire could not be known immediately.

Farukul Islam, in-charge of Kamalganj fire service office said that some small trees and plants were burnt into ashes. The extent of loss could go up to Tk 100,000, he added.

Shahidul Islam, a range officer in Lawachhara, said they are investigating the cause of the fire.

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