A section of a popular market, Relief Market in Onitsha, Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State, was on Friday razed down by an early morning inferno.
The fire which began at about 8:30am, according to local sources, destroyed goods and vehicles after a tanker laden with substances suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fell along Obodo-Ukwu road by the Owerri road area.
Fire fighters from the state and neighboring Delta were said to have been contacted but could not put off the blaze on arrival.
Contacted for comments, Martin Agbili, the Chief Fire Officer in the state declined, saying he was handling an emergency, obviously referring to the fire incident.
This development comes barely 24 hours after a fire incident was reported at the Main Market Onitsha on Thursday but was timely put off by fire fighters.