Somaliland: Fire Destroys a Shop at Gobonimo Market


Somalilandsun: Fire Destroys a Shop at Gobonimo Market

At about 2:30 pm at Hargeisa’s famous Gobonimo Market, a fierce fire engulfed one of the shops.

The quick action of Hargeisa Fire Brigade, contained the fire; before it could spread to other shops in the vicinity.

An eye witness at the scene said “We saw smoke coming out of one corner of the shop, we could not gain access since it was locked, we broke the padlock and managed to put out the fire. The fire brigade responded immediately; and were also very instrumental in the fire extinguishing.”

Speaking at the scene, Somaliland fire brigade chief Ahmed Sawahili, confirmed that they were informed about the fire, through the emergency number 900.

He said “The fire was started by the owners of the shops. The were doing some welding work, but did not take precautions. They could have informed us to be on standby nearby.”

Brigadier General Ahmed Sawahili, urged the business community, to cooperate with the fire brigade.

By: Guled Abdi Mahir