Part Of Makola Market Is Destroyed By Fire
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On Monday morning, several dealers and clients at one of the country’s busiest commercial business centers (Makola Market) were engulfed in flames.
A large cloud of smoke is visible coming from one of the buildings in Makola’s market area.
Saxophonist Steve Bedi reported in a Facebook post showing the market in ablaze as he called for efforts by the Fire Service to come to the aid to douse the inferno.
Citinewsroom.com quotes an eyewitness to have said the fire begun at around 9 am.
“I went to buy some things at Makola this morning. In the process, I saw smoke coming from the second floor of the three-story building. So the people around started calling the Fire Service,” a quote attributed to an eyewitness read.
It continued: “After about five minutes, the Fire Service personnel were still not around, but the fire was spreading, so people in the complex tried to gather their things from the shops before the fire could get to their shops. I eventually moved away because the fire was intensifying, and you could feel the heat from the fire, which was becoming dangerous for people around.”
An earlier report suggested that the Fire Service station located near the burning shops had no water in their tanks at the time the incident started. It has however been reported that the emergency services, including the Fire Service, are currently at the scene to bring the situation under control.