Fire Guts Kenyetta Market in Enugu

The foam, fabric and leather section Of Kenyatta Market; Uwani was on Thursday evening gutted by fire leaving goods worth millions of naira destroyed.

At about 5 pm, when traders were winding up business activities for the day, fire which source is yet unknown started from foam and fabric section of the market.

Before the arrival of the men of the fire service, comprising officials of the state and federal fire service, traders had started fighting the fire with fire equipment donated to the market by the started government.

The joint operation by the Enugu state fire service and the federal fire service prevented escalation of the fire to other sections of the market, but the affected area stocked with foams, pillows, leather and fabric was razed down.

Enugu State Chief Fire Officer, Okwudili Ohaa and his counterpart from the federal fire service; an Assistant Superintendent of Fire, Ezekiel Ogwuche said the timely intervention by the crew prevented the fire spreading to the entire market.

They advised residents to always be conscious of fire and keep their environment safe from flaable items.

Chairman, Enugu south local government area , Monday Eneh who was on ground to curtail the situation consoled the victims while thanking god that no life was lost in the inferno.

He thanked the combined team of Enugu state fire service led by Okwudiri Ohaa and federal fire service t for their swift response to contain the fire from spreading to other section of the market.

Chairman, Kenyatta Market Association Chinweuba Igwesi and the Chairman, Foam, Fabric and Leather Section of the Market, Eze Okechukwu said the cause of the fire is not known but over 20 million naira was lost to the inferno adding that the shops on entire line burnt were newly opened.

While commending firefighters from Enugu State Fire Service and the federal fire service, they urged well-meaning individuals to help cushion the impact of the loss on the victims.

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