Fire outbreak hits Bauchi’s popular Wunti Market

Fire outbreak has hit Bababa Shopping Plaza, located inside the popular Wunti Market in Bauchi metropolis.

It was gathered that the fire incident destroyed good worth million of naira.

The fire started on the top floor of the one-storey plaza at about 12:45am on Saturday.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Bauchi State Fire Service, Abubakar Babanyaya Bala, while confirming the incident in a telephone interview with a correspondent, disclosed that preliminary investigation revealed that the fire outbreak occurred as a result of power surge in one of the over 100 shops.

Bala stated that as at the time traders were closing on Friday, there was no power supply to the plaza, adding that the power surge leading to the fire outbreak happened when public power was restored.

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“We received a call from someone that there is a fire outbreak in the market. The fire started in the midnight at the Bababa Shopping Plaza in Wunti market in Bauchi,” the fire service spokesman said.

Bala further added that operatives of the service were mobilized immediately and deployed to the scene of as soon as the incident was reported.

“On their arrival at the scene, our men discovered that the top floor of the plaza had been engulfed by fire.

“The fire had spread to all the shops in the floor by then. Our men were able to put out the fire within 30 minutes of their arrival at the scene,” Bala said.

He said that no life was lost in the fire, adding that nobody sustained injuries in what he termed “unfortunate incident”.

The PRO, however, advised people to always ensure that they put off their electrical appliances when closing from their offices and shops, adding that they should always endeavour to switch off all appliances not in use at home.

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Senator Bala Mohammed,the Bauchi State governor, has fo the meantime ordered that the cause of the fire outbreak be investigated.

The Governor gave the order when he visited the scene of the incident as fire service men battled to put off the fire.

Mohammed assured that the state government would assist victims of the fire incident.

The Bauchi market fire incident happened just less that 24 hours after the popular Yan Katato market, in Sabon Gari local government area of Kaduna State, was also gutted by fire, with goods worth millions of Naira destroyed.

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