Port Harcourt records second fire incident in 24 hours

Scene of the raging fire at a building behind Rumuokoro branch of the Zenith Bank ATM Gallery in Obio-Akpor local government area in Rivers State

Scene of the raging fire at a building behind Rumuokoro branch of the Zenith Bank ATM Gallery in Obio-Akpor local government area in Rivers State

Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt

Hours after a fire disaster at Isiokpo street, D-line in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state destroyed property worth several millions of naira, another inferno is raging in the oil city.

The new fire incident started at about 4 pm today, Sunday, November 21, from an uncompleted three-storey building behind Zenith Bank ATM Gallery, off East-West road, Rumuokoro, Obio-Akpor local government area in Rivers State.

The cause of the fire which is still raging at a yet-to-be-completed building cannot be ascertained at the time of writing this report.

Also, the fire service has not responded to the fire incident.

Our Correspondent reports that the fire disaster is close to the very busy East-West road that links Rivers, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States but it did not disrupt the traffic flow.

Details later