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Midnight fire guts Rivers timber market

Huge fire outbreak at gwarinpa tipper market

Store owners and traders at the Timber Market in the Marine Base axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, woke up to see their stock gutted by a midnight fire.

Kemi Filani gathered that the fire started from the casket section of the market at the wee hours of Thursday, even as those affected said no firefighter has been seen at the sight as of the time of filing this report.

According to The punch, the inferno started about 7;30am, observed that the fire was still seen in some parts of the wood section.

One of the victims, Chidi Ogbomma, who sells building materials said, “I was at home around 11:30pm to 12midnight when I was called that there was fire at market.

“I don’t know where to start from,” Ogbomma lamented as machines, industrial woods and finished products were completely consumed in the fire.

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