Furniture showroom, wholesale drink shop burnt, police quarters, restaurant touched as blaze wreaks havoc in Warri

* Inferno allegedly started from changeover switch


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Furniture showroom, wholesale drink shop burnt, police quarters, restaurant touched as blaze wreaks havoc in Warri
Persons evacuating ruins from the wholesale drinks/water shop


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A fully stocked furniture workshop/showroom by the name Tunde Furniture, owned by one Tunde Musa and a wholesale drinks and water shop, along the NPA By-Pass by Ekurede Itsekiri, Warri in Delta State, were completely burnt by an inferno that occurred between 11.30pm Tuesday October 26 and 1.00am today, Wednesday October 27.

 

Fresh Angle International gathered from an eyewitness, Mr. Weyinmi Oghomienor, that the blaze which also affected the roof of a building in a nearby Police quarters and restaurant, may have started from a changeover switch in the furniture showroom, when public power supply was restored by Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC at about 9.00pm yesterday.

 

According to Oghomienor, the flame was however noticed at about 11.30pm, when it raged and it took the intervention of Fire Service Personnel and trucks from neighbouring Nigerian Ports Authority and Integrated Logistic Services in Nigeria, to prevent the blaze from spreading and causing more havoc.  Other eyewitnesses told This Newspaper that the rain that fell same time the Fire Service Personnel were battling the fire, also helped the situation.  

 

 

Front of the wholesale drink shop & the furniture workshop/showroom

 

 

One of the victims, Mrs. Gloria Oshiemi, who owns Gloryland Restaurant and the building accommodating the restaurant, said she was alerted of the incident between 11.00pm and 12.00am, saying all she could confirm as at the time of this report, was the damage done to the roof and walls of her business place.

 

 

Mrs. Oshiemi, inside her restaurant affected by the fire

 

 

Mrs. Oshiemi, appeared shell-shocked to speak to Your Soaring International Tabloid, while Mr. Tunde Musa and the other victims were not on ground when Our Editor-in-Chief visited the scene at about 9.45am today, Wednesday October 27.