Popular Southeast Mega Market Razed by Fire, Firefighters to the Rescue

Popular Southeast Mega Market Razed by Fire, Firefighters to the Rescue

  • Fire has gutted the famous Onitsha Market, with numerous goods destroyed due to the inferno
  • It was gathered two sections of the market with different blocks of shops were affected by the fire outbreak
  • Meanwhile, the Anambra state fire service was able to arrest the situation after arriving at the scene shortly after the incident to put out the fire

An emerging report has confirmed that the famous Onitsha market in Anambra state has been gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the tragic incident started at midnight, with the cause of the fire outbreak yet to be ascertained, The Nation reported.

Charles Soludo, Onitsha Market, Anambra state
The popular Onitsha Market is situated in Anambra state and governed by Prof. Charles Soludo: Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Source: UGC

Confirming the incident, Obenta Jude, a trader at the market, disclosed the fire outbreak affected two blocks of shops at the section of the market situated at Kano street.

Firefighters to the rescue

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Jude revealed that shortly after the fire broke out, the firefighters stormed the scene to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the market.

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The fire service chief, Engr Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incident, said that his team acted immediately upon hearing the tragic incident.

He said his men were immediately deployed to the scene of the incident while confirming that the fire service received the emergency call at almost half past two in the middle of the night.

Agbili said:

“At about 0220hrs (2.20 am) of Monday, 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of a fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.
“However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to the scene of the fire and they have been working there. They have gone for the refilling of the fire truck twice.”

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Panic as fire guts popular Balogun Market in Lagos again

Most recently, some parts of the Balogun market went up in flames on Sunday, October 9.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

Although no life was lost in the inferno, authorities in the state say clothing materials stored in the shop were destroyed.

Fire outbreak hits another popular Lagos market, shop owners scamper for safety

In another similar development, the incessant fire outbreak in Lagos state is gradually becoming worrisome as the goes by.

Earlier on Friday, November 4, the popular frozen food market on Lagos Island was razed by fire.

The Lagos state emergency management agency (LASEMA) while giving update on the tragic incident said all the shops were burnt but no lives was lost.

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