A section of the popular Onitsha Main Market in Anambra state is currently on fire.
The cause of the fire which reportedly started around midnight is yet to be ascertained.
A trader in the market, who identified himself as Me John Okoli said two block of shops within the section of the market known as Kano Street have so far been razed by the inferno.
He said efforts by fire fighters who arrived the scene shortly to put out the fire have not been successful as the fire continues raging.
Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili, said his men were promptly deployed to the area immediately he was alerted.
He said: “At about 0220hrs (2.20am) of Monday 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.
“However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to scene of fire and they have been working there. They have gone for refilling of the fire truck twice.