ADVERTISEMENT

Pandemonium in Anambra as fire razes foam depot

The fire accident reportedly left goods valued at millions of naira damaged.

Pandemonium in Anambra as fire razes foam depot

There was pandemonium in Nodu Market, Okpuno area of Anambra State, on Monday, January 23, 2023, after fire razed the Mata Foam Depot.

The incident which happened yesterday evening left multi-million naira worth of goods destroyed.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire emanated from a corner of the factory and started spreading fast because of the combustible nature of materials at the factory.

The fire incident, they said, caused panic around the community because of the several gas refilling shops surrounding the vicinity.

ADVERTISEMENT

Confirming the fire outbreak in a statement, the Anambra State fire chief, Martin Agbili said the men of the fire service responded immediately to the distress call.

Agbili stated that the firefighting operation was very successful as they were able to stop, control and extinguish the fire to a standstill.

His words: “At about 1739hrs (5.39pm) of 23-01-2023, we received a distress call of a fire outbreak at Mata Foam Depot, Nodu Okpuno.

“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and our brave firefighters to the fire scene.

“The firefighting operation was very successful as we were able to fight, stop, control and extinguished the fire to stand still.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We were able to save a lot of mattresses in the depot. We also saved all the surrounding residential homes around the fire scene.

“We want to use this medium to thank the general public who assisted us during the operation and also those that put the call across to us.

“Please note that January and February are the peaks of the harmattan when we usually experience a great number of fire outbreaks.”

The service chief, however, advised members of the public to avoid anything that can cause a fire outbreak.

Enhance Your Pulse News Experience!

Get rewards worth up to $20 when selected to participate in our exclusive focus group. Your input will help us to make informed decisions that align with your needs and preferences.

I've got feedback!

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Adelabu says FG plans to increase power generation from 4k to 6k megawatts

Adelabu says FG plans to increase power generation from 4k to 6k megawatts

Adeyanju denies appealing Bobrisky’s conviction

Adeyanju denies appealing Bobrisky’s conviction

FG shuts Abuja Chinese Supermarket that discriminates against Nigerians

FG shuts Abuja Chinese Supermarket that discriminates against Nigerians

Nigerian Army dismisses 2 soldiers who stole cable at Dangote Refinery

Nigerian Army dismisses 2 soldiers who stole cable at Dangote Refinery

1,802 suspects arrested in 2 weeks during Lagos raids

1,802 suspects arrested in 2 weeks during Lagos raids

Ribadu says terrorism-related deaths have dropped from 2600 monthly to 200

Ribadu says terrorism-related deaths have dropped from 2600 monthly to 200

Nigerian students under 18 shouldn't be in university — minister warns parents

Nigerian students under 18 shouldn't be in university — minister warns parents

End of controversy as Gov Adeleke names one of his wives as official First Lady

End of controversy as Gov Adeleke names one of his wives as official First Lady

Nigeria to boost collaboration, disrupt terrorism-fueling trafficking - Tinubu

Nigeria to boost collaboration, disrupt terrorism-fueling trafficking - Tinubu

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT