Posted by News Express | 11 March 2020 | 718 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The building materials market in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was razed down by fire early today, Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
The inferno, which started around 4am, reportedly emanated from a standby loaded lorry packed inside the market.
Information has it that men of the fire service, who were immediately contacted, were still battling to put off the fire with the fire as at the time of this report.
Confirming the incident, the State Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili, said: “There is Fire outbreak this early morning at building materials market Ogidi at about 0400hrs.
“Our firefighters and fire trucks at Onitsha and Awka were deployed to the fire scene.
“The fire outbreak emanated from a standby loaded lorry packed inside the market. The content or the goods loaded at the packed lorry is not yet known.
“We are still at the fire scene. Although the fire is under control. No life lost during the incident.”
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