A devastating fire outbreak has been reported at Watt Market, a popular market in Calabar, Cross River state.
The fire which has caused a significant damage to goods estimated to be worth millions of Naira started around 2:00 am on Thursday, affected a minimum of six shops within the market.
Commanding Officer of the Calabar Command of the Federal Fire Service, Mrs. Olumayowa Olomola, confirmed the incident, stating that the fire originated from a power surge at one of the shopping malls.
Although Olomola couldn’t ascertain the exact value of the destroyed goods, she however confirmed that the affected shops were well-stocked.
She emphasized that if not for the prompt response from her team, the fire would have spread to more shops.
In Olomola’s words, “Our response was swift, and we were able to contain the fire within the six affected shops.