Flames all but destroyed a tire factory Wednesday morning in the downtown district of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, local media report.
At about 2:30 a.m., fire broke out at Apex Tire Factory, part of the Apex Polymer Group. Fire officials suspect the fire began in the hazardous chemicals stockpile at the polymer plant and spread to a tire warehouse.
Twelve firefighting units responded to the scene and had the fire under control by 5 a.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.