Fire on Monday gutted the Mata Foam Depot in Nodu Market, Okpuno, Anambra State.
The head of the state fire service, Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said goods worth several millions of Naira were destroyed by the inferno which started at 5:39 p.m.
He added that the cause of the fire incident has not been ascertained.
Agbili said: “At about 1739hrs (5:39 p.m.) of 23-01-2023, we received a distress call of a fire outbreak at Mata Foam Depot, Nodu Okpuno.
“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and our brave firefighters to the fire scene.
“The firefighting operation was very successful as we were able to fight, stop, control and extinguished the fire to stand still.
“We were able to save a lot of mattresses in the depot. We saved also all the surrounding residential homes around the fire scene.
“We want to use this medium to thank the general public who assisted us during the operation and also those that put the call across to us.
“Please note that January and February are the peaks of the harmattan when we usually experience a great number of fire outbreaks. Please avoid anything that can cause a fire outbreak.”
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