Fire Guts Onitsha Plastic Market Destroys Millions of Goods

Fire on Friday morning has reportedly engulfed a plastic market in Amobi street, Onitsha, leaving millions of goods destroyed.

Checkupdatetv learnt that the fire started around 1:50am and it affected one of the plazas in the market.

According to the Nation’s report, no casualty was recorded in the incident as the fire was reportedly extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathisers in the area.

Speaking on the tragic development, the police public relations officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.

The PPRO said investigation has commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

He said: “On 5/3/2021 at about 1:50am, there was a fire outbreak at a plaza located at plastic market by Amobi street Onitsha in Anambra State.

“Police operatives led by DPO, CPS Onitsha SP Ifeanyi Iburu quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.

“Fire Service was equally contacted and they responded promptly.The fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area.

“No loss of life and no injury have been reported. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain extent of damage and circumstances surrounding the incident.”