About twelve shops were on Friday razed by fire in Nkwo Umunze Market, Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to sources, no life was lost in the fire which started around 6.16 am.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the fire outbreak emanated from New Life Line and affected a block of eight shops and about four batcher shops.
Though the cause of the inferno was yet to be ascertained, eyewitnesses said goods worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno.
Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili confirmed that no life was lost in the incident, while the cause of the fire was unknown.
He said: “At about 0616hrs, Anambra State Fire Service, through Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim received a distress call of a fire outbreak at Nkwo Umunze Market, Umunze, Orumba South LGA, Anambra State.
“Immediately, we deployed our firefighters and fire fighting truck to the fire scene. The fire outbreak emanated from NEW LIFELINE affecting about 8 shops and about 4 batcher shops.
“There was no loss of life and the cause of the fire outbreak is unknown as no one knew how the fire started.”
Agbili commended those who controlled and fought the fire before the arrival of firefighters, just as he appreciated former Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Emeka Sibudu, who visited the scene to sympathize with victims and encourage the firefighters.
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