An investigative team has visited the scene of a devastating fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh’s capital that killed at least 67 people.

The team of civil engineering experts, members of Dhaka’s fire department and government agency staffers inspected burned buildings Friday to determine what caused Wednesday’s late-night blaze. The team also is to suggest ways to prevent another, similar tragedy.

Authorities say that the fire appeared to have spread quickly because of chemicals and plastics in the affected buildings.

A Bangladeshi woman mourns the death of a relative in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rehman Asad)
A Bangladeshi woman mourns the death of a relative in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rehman Asad)

The Chawkbazar area where the fire was burning is crammed with buildings along narrow alleys and is a mix of homes, shops and warehouses. It dates to the Mughal era 400 years ago.

On Friday, cleaners removed charred vehicles, twisted bits of metal and other debris from the scene.

A Bangladeshi woman loses consciousness while mourning the death of a relative in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rehman Asad)
A Bangladeshi woman loses consciousness while mourning the death of a relative in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rehman Asad)
Bangladeshis carry the coffin of a relative who died in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Bangladeshis carry the coffin of a relative who died in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
The wrangled and charred remains of rickshaws lie at the site of a late Wednesday night fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
The wrangled and charred remains of rickshaws lie at the site of a late Wednesday night fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )

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