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Fire consumed many ladies wears, wig, perfume and cosmetic shops in Onitsha market in Anambra State.

The fire incident started around 2a.m. as many property worth millions of naira were destroyed.

The State Director of Fire Service, Mr Martin Agbili, said the inferno has been extinguished.

“The situation is under control, the major fire has been controlled.

“Heavy properties got burnt and lost to the fire incident because of the nature of the commodities being sold in that area, which helped in spreading the fire faster,” he said.

He clarified that the fire accident did not occur within the main market of Onitsha and implored people to stop misinforming the public.

The director added that investigations had begun on the circumstances that triggered the inferno.

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