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Fire razes shops worth millions at Calabar market

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Sad news from Calabar in Cross River state, South South Nigeria, indicates that items worth millions of naira were in the early hours of Thursday destroyed, following a fire outbreak at the popular Watt Market in Calabar.
The fire outbreak started at about 2:00 am and affected at least six shops in the shopping near the Hewett Street axis of the popular Watt market.
The Commanding Officer, Calabar Command of the Federal Fire Service, Olumayowa Olomola, who confirmed the outbreak, said that the fire incident was caused by an electrical surge in one of the shopping malls at the market.
Olomola who said she could not give an estimate of the items destroyed in the affected shops said goods worth millions of naira were destroyed but no lives were lost.
She explained that if not for the timely intervention from her team, the fire could have spread and affected more shops and other adjoining buildings.

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