By Patrick Obia
No less than six shops were on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, gutted by fire at Harbor in Calabar, Cross River State.
The strange inferno which cannot be ascertained at the time of filing this report is said to have ignited from a nearby shop trading diesel at about 3:pm.
Point of Sale (POS), mechanic, phone charging, and injector shops among others were razed before firefighters from Calabar Depot arrived after little effort from onlookers to put it off.
Eyewitnesses told HitFM news that a fuel tanker narrowly drove off from the scene, as no casualty was recorded.
This is coming less than two months after a section of one of the most popular markets in the city of Calabar, Ika Ika Oqua better known as Marian market was gutted by fire in the wee hours of Tuesday 30 August 2022.
Also, some residents of Essien Street in Calabar South Local Government Area on January 26, 2022, counted their losses as a strange fire rendered them homeless.