Fire Engulfs Popular Anambra Market

Firefighters at the scene of the Anambra market fire. Twitter

An early morning fire on Wednesday razed the building material market in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The inferno which started around 4am, was said to have started from a standby articulated vehicle parked inside the market.

Men of the fire service, who were immediately contacted, were still battling with the fire as of the time of filing this report.

The State Firefighter chief, Engr Martin Agbili confirmed the incident.

He said, “There is a fire outbreak this early morning at Building Material Market Ogidi at about 0400hrs.

“Our firefighters and fire trucks at Onitsha and Awka were deployed to the fire scene.

“The fire outbreak emanated from a standby loaded lorry packed inside the market. The content or the goods loaded inside the packed lorry is not yet known.

“We are still at the fire scene. Although the fire is under control. No life lost during the incident.”


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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.


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