Fire wrecks havoc at Ikoku spare part market in PH city
Fire on New Year’s day destroyed five houses near the Ikoku spare parts market in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria’s oil producing state of Rivers.
According to witnesses, the fire started about 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday at the dump site of the market in Gambia Street, Port Harcourt destroying disused cars and other spare parts at the dump site and later spread to surrounding buildings. Residents and store owners were seen evacuating their goods and belongings from buildings near the raging fire.
Fire fighters from the Agip Oil Company responded to distress call to put out the fire.