- For residents of Amassoma town in southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, Friday, January 3
- This was as a lot of persons in the area lost their properties to a fire oubreak which spread from a heap of burning debris to nearby houses
- As at the time of writing this report, it was not yet ascertained if any person was killed by the flames
A lot of houses in Amassoma town in southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state were on Friday, January 3, destroyed by fire.
Eyewitnesses revealed that the flames spread from a burning heap of debris to nearby houses and shops with many properties, Channels TV reports.
Residents in the area and policemen were at the scene of the inferno making a lot of efforts to quench the flames.
As at the time writing this report, not official statement from security operatives or the state's fire service has been made as to whether any life was lost in the flames.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reporetd that tragedy struck at the popular Ogbete main market in Enugu state on Friday, January 3, after a fire outbreak which started in a foam shop destroyed some structures and properties.
However, the flames were put out by traders and shop owners who intervened using fire extinguishers before the arrival of the fire service in the state.
The chief fire officer in Enugu, Okwudiri Ohaa, was thankful to the traders who had the presence of mind and braveness to quench the inferno.
In another post, Legit.ng reporetd that several properties were destroyed on Thursday, January 2, when fire gutted the home of a former Senate president, David Mark, in Otukpo town, Benue state.
Some properties destroyed by the inferno included two ambulance vehicles as well as over 15 motorcycles parked in the premises.
Witnesses disclosed that fire spread from a nearby bush bordering the fence of the ex-senate president’s residence.
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