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Fire destroys two-storey building in Anambra
Property worth millions of naira was on Monday morning destroyed by fire that gutted a two-storey residential building on Akunnia Street, Woliwo, Onitsha, Anambra State.…
Property worth millions of naira was on Monday morning destroyed by fire that gutted a two-storey residential building on Akunnia Street, Woliwo, Onitsha, Anambra State.
An eyewitness, Mr. Uche Okafor said the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday.
The outbreak badly affected the last floor of the two-storey building.
The eyewitness, however, disclosed that no life was lost in the inferno.
He also stated that the fire would have spread to the adjoining buildings if not for the quick intervention of neighbours before the arrival of firefighters who later brought it under control.
Confirming the incident, the State Fire officer Martin Agbili, said the cause of the fire remained unknown, adding that no life was lost in the inferno.
He said, “At about 0435hrs (4.35am) of today, Monday, 25-07-2022, Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak in a two-storey residential building at Akunnia Street, WOLIWO, Onitsha.
“We deployed two (2) fire trucks and firefighters to the fire scene. The fire was fought, controlled and extinguished with the assistance of the public who were at the scene before our arrival.
“Although the fire affected the last floor of the building, a lot were saved within and around the burning building.
“As at the time of fighting the fire, the cause of the fire remains unknown and there was no loss of life.
“Major challenge encountered was that our fire trucks found it difficult to penetrate the street to the burning building due to how the buildings were structured with no space for emergency vehicles. We left the fire scene at about 0645hrs (6.45am).”