A devastating fire raged through Janata jute mill at Satair union in Boalmari upazila of Faridpur for about six hours before it was brought under control on Sunday evening.
No casualties were immediately reported.
Boalmari Fire Service Station Master Abdul Sattar Mollah said the blaze started around 12 pm at unit-3 of the mill and soon engulfed other parts of the jute godown.
On information, eight fire-fighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 6pm.
The fire is believed to have started due to a mechanical fault in the machine.
However, the exact extent of loss and source of fire could not be ascertained until the fire is completely extinguished, the official said.
Syed Nazrul Islam, senior administrative officer of Janata Jute Mill, said the whole unit with 50-60 mounds of jute and machineries were gutted in the fire.
About three hundred workers were working in that unit.