By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
BURAO (Somalilandsun) – A fire has engulfed a commercial building in Burao town.
The premises owned by Al-harbi Trading Company caught fire around 7 pm on Friday from causes yet to be verified.
As the local municipality owned fire fighting trucks failed to even spew a drop of water to the blazing building only efforts by residents and members of the armed forces managed to extinguish the fire at around midnight.
According to an employee of the company, most of the goods in the store were saved from the burning while the building was partially destroyed and a number of helpful citizens injured.
Once again the lack of a properly equipped and trained fire brigade is cause for concern in Somaliland where growing cities are followed by an increase in the number of buildings catching fire.