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Traders count losses as fire razes 2 building in Ihiala

Traders count losses as fire razes 2 building in Ihiala - Traders, Ihiala, Fire

By Praise Necherem

Properties worth millions of naira have been lost to the inferno that gut­ted two buildings used as a plaza at Nkwor Ogbe , , in Local Govern­ment Area of Anambra State. The fire, said to have started at about 5pm, was however pre­vented from razing the entire through the prompt as­sistance of passersby.

A trader who identified himself as Enoch, said that al­though no life was lost to the inferno, most of their wares perished in the fire. He added that personnel from the Nnewi Fire , who later arrived the scene, assisted in putting out the fire.

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Confirming the incident, Di­rector, Anambra State Fire Ser­vice, Mr. Martin Agbili, said the fire damaged properties and goods worth millions of naira.

Agbili who commended the efforts of residents of the area in containing the fire from engulf­ing the entire market, however regretted that men of the Nnewi fire were not informed immediately the incident start­ed. “Residents should always call emergen­cy hotlines whenever such in­cident occurs for prompt and immediate response from the agency,” he said.

While underscoring the need for individuals and markets to have fire fighting equipments to assist in the event of fire out­break in their environment, Ag­bili assured of those concerned of a detailed investigation to ascertain the remote cause of the fire.

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