Anambra: Fire guts timber market at Nnewi


Fire on Tuesday gutted the timber market, which is situated in Nnewi North Local Government Area, LGA of Anambra.

The was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Anambra Fire Service, Mr Martin Agbili, who indicated that the inferno started at about 11:30 am.

According to him, “When we received a distress call of a fire outbreak at timber market in Nnewi, we immediately deployed our fire trucks and gallant firefighters to the scene to fight, control and extinguish the fire.

“The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown but it emanated from the gully heep of saw dust which threw smoke that covered the entire market although no life was lost

“The timber market was completely saved due to the timely intervention of our firefighters. The heavy fire was battled till about 5:40 pm.”

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