Midnight fire razes shops in Onitsha market

Midnight fire razes shops in Onitsha market

…The Daily Vendor learnt that the fire which started around 1am, gutted three shops

Goods worth millions of naira were on Saturday destroyed in an early morning fire in Ose main market, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The fire which started around 1am, reportedly gutted three shops where drums of chemicals were sold.

Daily Vendor gathered that no life was lost in the inferno, while the cause of the fire was still unknown as at time of filing the report.

Confirming the incident, State Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili said immediate intervention of his men prevented the fire from spreading to other shops in the market.

He said, “At about 0102hrs (1.02am) of today Saturday 10-12-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at No 4 Ajasa Street, OSE Main Market, Onitsha, where they sell drums of chemical.

“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and our ever ready and fearless Firefighters to the fire scene. We swift into action, battled the fire, controlled and fought is to standstill.

“The cause of the fire was unknown as nobody was there when it started. Although, the fire destroyed about three (3) shops but no life was lost during the heavy fire. 

“A lot were saved as we prevented the fire from spreading to other shops around the fire incident scene.

“It is important to know that we must always switch off of our electrical and electronic appliances especially when it is not in use.

“We must also know that we are at the peak of the harmattan. Avoid anything which can cause fire outbreak at this season.”

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