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FEMA PRESS RELEASE. Fire Guts 10 Shops At The Wuse Market.

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No fewer than 10 Shops were razed down during a fire incident at the Wuse Market in Abuja.
The fire has since been brought under control by a combined team of the Federal Fire Service, FCT Fire Service, and the Julius Berger Fire Department.
Julius Berger Fire Service is still dampening the scene of the fire incident to ensure it does not spread.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
The FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA received a distress call on the112 emergency toll-free number at 4.05 pm about a fire incident at Wuse Market
The Agency as the lead coordinating body for all emergencies in the FCT, thereafter activated its stakeholders including the FCT Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency,( NEMA) FCT Police Command, and the Julius Berger Fire Service to the scene of the incident.
No life was lost in the fire incident.
Meanwhile, the Ag Director General of FEMA, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim Sabo has again appealed to FCT residents to equip their homes and business places with basic fire fighting equipment like extinguishers and fire blankets.
He noted that the 10 Shops affected by the fire incident did not have an extinguisher.
Sabo also noted that access to the place was unhampered allowing the fire trucks to effectively fight the fire.
Going forward, the Ag DG appealed to the market management to put a fire tinder in place.
Sabo also urged FCT residents to avoid storing petroleum products and other combustible items in their homes.
He called on residents to always use the 112 emergency toll-free number in the event of an emergency.
Nkechi Isa
Head, Public Affairs
March 12, 2024

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