Fire have gutted some shops located at the Ose Main Market, Onitsha, Anambra State.
It was gathered that the fire broke out at about 1.02 am on Saturday and burnt shops located at 4, Ajasa Street, where they sell drums of chemicals.
The Anambra State fire chief, Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incident said firefighters were immediately deployed to the scene, after a distress call. He said the fire was battled all through the night.
He said, “At about 1:02 am on Saturday, the Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of a fire outbreak at No 4 Ajasa Street, Ose Main Market, Onitsha, where they sell drums of chemicals.
“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 it to a standstill.
“The cause of the fire was unknown as nobody was there when it started. Although, the fire destroyed about three 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.”
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.
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