Shops destroyed as fire razes market in Warri

Fire has razed down the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government Area. The fire started in the early hours of Wednesday, November 22.

An eyewitness said the fire started from a small portion of the market before spreading to other stalls and blamed the cause of the fire on electrical surge.

It was learnt that soldiers deployed to the scene prevented hoodlums from looting the market until some of the traders dashed in to rescue their wares.

The Ogbe-Ijoh market which harbours illegally refined petroleum products ferried in plastic kegs from the creeks is known with yearly fire outbreak.

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