Fire razes building in Anambra

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Fire on Thursday razed a residential building at Obiofia Nnewi Ichi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The Director of the state Fire Service, Mr. Martin Agbili, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday in Onitsha.

He added that the incident was caused by a power surge in the building.

The director said: “The service received a distress call of a fire outbreak in a residential building at Obiofia Nnewi Ichi, Nnewi North Local Government Area at about 7:02 p. m. on Thursday.

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“We immediately deployed our fire truck and diligent firefighters to the fire scene to fight, extinguish and control the fire.

“The cause of the fire outbreak was as a result of an electric spark from a power surge.

“The building was seriously burnt by the fire but no life was lost in the operation.”

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