Many In Shock As Mystery Fire Razes Anambra Market, Destroy Shops & Properties

Date: 21-02-2024 3:30 pm (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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During the early hours of the day, a fire erupted at a marketplace in a locality within Anambra State, resulting in the destruction of a minimum of four commercial stalls.

Witnesses reported that the blaze likely originated from an electrical malfunction and continued for several hours until the arrival of state firefighters who worked to contain it.

Upon visiting the site, affected vendors were observed salvaging what remained of their charred merchandise.

While fortunately, no casualties were reported, merchandise and belongings were lost in the impacted stalls, which primarily dealt with provisions, plastics, and accessories.

This incident follows two separate fires on the preceding Friday, one at a residential complex in Rockland Estate, Awka, and another at a telecommunications tower in Agu Awka.

The state has encountered approximately 24 fire emergencies between September 2023 and February 16, 2024. In January 2024, there were nine incidents across various areas, followed by eight more in February.

Acknowledging the incident, the head of the state's fire department, Martin Agbili, disclosed that responders were alerted around 1:20 am.

"At approximately 0120hrs (1:20 am) on Wednesday, 21-02-2024, the Anambra State Fire Service received reports of a fire outbreak at Nkwo Market, Umunze.

"We promptly dispatched our firefighting unit and courageous personnel to the scene. With the assistance of some merchants and the public, we successfully battled, contained, and extinguished the fire.

"Although the cause remains undetermined, it is suspected to be a power surge. Thankfully, there were no injuries or fatalities, but around four stalls, primarily dealing with provisions, plastics, and accessories, were impacted,"
Agbili explained.

He further emphasized the importance of turning off electrical appliances when not in use to prevent such incidents.

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