A fire outbreak is right now raging at the central Market in Katsina.

The inferno which has already burnt most of the shops in the market started at about half past six in the morning and it was barely noticed.

The fire had consumed more shops by the time the market opened fully at eight o clock jn the morning.

Positive fm gathered that several fire fighting trucks and officials entered the nooks and crannies of the market, trying frantically to put out the fire.

Traders and other good samarithans also assisted officials of the fire fighting department to put out the fire.

The State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji AlbdulKareem Sirika whose ministry supervises the Fire Service Department said the state government had deployed its fire fighting trucks from all parts of the state to the Central Market, Katsina, to put out the fire.

Sirika who is also at the market alongside Fire Service department officials urged people of the state to remain calm as authorities were doing everything possible to minimize damage as a result of the fire incident.


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