Onisha main market caught fire today, monday 28th February 2022.
The fire, reportedly started around midnight. Its cause is yet to be ascertained.
Trader, Obenta Judein the market, said two block of shops within the section of the market known as Kano Street have so far been brought down by the inferno.
Efforts by fire fighters who arrived promptly to the scene were not effectively successful as the fire continued raging.
Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili confirming the incident, said his men were promptly deployed to the area after he was alerted.
He said: “At about 0220hrs (2.20am) of Monday 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.
“However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to scene of fire and they have been working there. They have gone for refilling of the fire truck twice.”