Men of Anambra State Fire Service on Tuesday battled fire outbreak at Timber Market, Nnewi, industrial town of the State.
The fire which started around 11. 30am on Tuesday, reportedly emanated from a gully heep of saw-dust in the market.
An eye witness said the fire raised thick smoke that covered the market, but added that no loss of life was recorded.
The witness added that the fire would have spread to other parts of the market if not for quick response of the fire fighters who arrived the scene shortly.
The State Fire Chief, Engr. Dr. Martin Agbili who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the fire outbreak was unknown.
He said, “At about 1130hrs (11:30am) of today Tuesday 06-02-2024, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Timber Market, Nnewi.
“Immediately, we deployed our fire trucks and gallant firefighters to the fire scene to fight, control and extinguish the fire.
“The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown but it emanated from the gully heep of saw-dust which threw smoke that covered the market but no life was lost.
“The timber market was completely saved due to timely intervention of our Firefighters.
“The heavy fire was battled till about 1740hrs (5.40pm).”