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Fire Guts Onitsha Timber Market

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Reports say Multi-million naira worth of goods have been destroyed by fire in some shops at Ogbo Osisi Bridgehead Market in Onitsha, Anambra State.

According to the Chairman, Bridgehead Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, Chinedu Ezekwike, the fire, started at one of the shops and then spread rapidly to others due to the highly combustible materials.

Ezekwike said the fire ignited as a result of some sparks from smoothing machines used in smoothening some finished wood products like doors and chairs.

Also speaking, the state Chief Fire Officer, Martin Agbili, noted that he immediately dispatched his men as soon as he got a distress call from members of the public.


Written by: Helen Obih

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