The deceased was identified as Anwara Begum, 71, wife of Fazal Ahmed.
Mahabub Alam, senior station officer of Agrabad Fire Service, said that the fire broke out at the house of a Munsi Miah in Monowabad 2 no ward around 2:45 am from an electric short circuit.
On information, two vehicles of Satkani fire station rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire around 4am.
Later, the fire service team recovered Anwara’s charred body from the house.
The fire also gutted at least three adjoining houses.