Fire destroys 19 shops

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Addis Ababa, 04  February  2014 (WIC) – Yesterday night around 7:15 local time fire destroyed 19 shops in Gofa Market Center located in district 9 of Nifas Silk Lafto county.

Public Relations Officer with the Fire Fighting Authority Nigatu Mamo said it had taken two hours to control the fire. 74 men from the authority managed to control fire using 8 fire trucks, 4 ambulances and 53,000L of water, according to him.
According to FBC, there is no casualty, but the property destroyed hasn’t been estimated yet to specify, he said.
Reminding that fire has been threatening the market center repeatedly; the officer urged the public to take the necessary care always.