A fierce fire broke out in Gatura Trading Centre, Gatanga Constituency, reducing property of unknown value to ashes. The fire is said to have started early in the morning, and efforts to put it out by the locals were futile.
Photo courtesy from scene
The cause of the fire is yet to be established, and the area's residents are now calling on the authorities to investigate the matter and ensure such incidents do not occur again.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire spread rapidly, engulfing several shops and stalls in the trading centre. Firefighters from nearby fire stations arrived at the scene shortly after being alerted, but the fire had already done significant damage.
The traders are counting their losses as they watched their businesses go up in flames. Several stalls were completely destroyed, leaving the owners to figure out their next move.
Gatura Trading Centre is a bustling commercial area, and the incident has left the traders and residents in shock. They are now appealing for help from the government and well-wishers to rebuild their livelihoods and get back on their feet.
The authorities have been urged to investigate the cause of the fire and ensure that measures are put in place to prevent future occurrences.
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