A fire outbreak has engulfed the Ose Main Market in Onitsha, Anambra state.
TheCable reports that the fire incident occurred on Saturday morning.
Martin Agbili, director of Anambra fire service, said the fire destroyed three shops where drums of chemicals were stored.
“We immediately deployed our fire trucks and our ever-ready and fearless firefighters to the fire scene,” he said.
Agbili said the personnel “battled the fire, controlled and fought it to a standstill”.
“The cause of the fire is unknown as nobody was there when it started. Although, the fire destroyed about three shops but no life was lost, he added.”
He said the fire was prevented from spreading to other shops around the scene.
The fire chief reiterated the importance of switching off electrical and electronic appliances, especially when not in use.
He urged residents to be mindful of the harmattan season and implored them to avoid anything that can cause a fire outbreak.