Situation Report 1 Fire in Camp 11

A massive fire broke out in Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on the afternoon on March 05, 2023. Around 3:00 PM, the fire ignited from block D of camp 11 and it soon spread to the 14 sub-blocks (sub-block A1-A5, B1-B3 and D1-D6) of the camp leaving over 2,000+ infrastructures including shelters, community centers, water network, learning centers and health facilities fully or partly affected. Given the dry season and frequent wind flow, the fire spread rapidly and engulfed its surrounding areas. After trying for around two hours, the firefighters including Army Quick Response Force, Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) units from Ukhiya and Cox’s Bazar, trained community volunteers from camp 11 and adjacent camps finally managed to douse the fire at around 05.00 pm on the same day.

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