Shop owners and traders at the timber market in the marine base axis of port harcourt, rivers state, woke up to see their merchandise all in flames following a midnight fire.
It was learnt that the fire started from the casket section of the market started about midnight breaking into this morning.
Those affected said no firefighter has been seen at the sight as of the time of filing this report.
Reports say the fire was still seen in some parts of the wood section. One of the victims, chidiogbomma, who sells building materials lamented that his machines, industrial woods and finished products were completely consumed in the fire.