Fire ravages 10 shops in Mamfe

On Wednesday evening, at about 5 PM, February 7, 2024, a fire outbreak in the motor park, Mamfe Central Subdivision, ravaged 10 well-equipped shops. Shop owners and inhabitants of the said area were going about their daily activities when they got shouts from close neighbors indicating heavy smoke and with a blink of an eye, the entire place was filled with fire, a CNA correspondent who visited the site narrated. Despite efforts to save some goods, the fire spared nothing on its way. No human casualty was reported as of press hour, but huge material damage was recorded as shop owners are yet to evaluate their losses. While some shop owners are inconsolable some recovered a few items. A popular Pepper seller who is known around as 'Mbut man' explained that he was told about the incident and before he could reach his shop, the fire was already thick inside. The administrative authorities in Mamfe including the Mayor of Mamfe town Robertson Ashu, the Gendarme commander, and the first Assistant SDO visited t he place. The mayor spoke with a few eyewitnesses and victims and was able to do an emergency evaluation clearly stating it had nothing to do with separatists as rumor had it such. Source: Cameroon News Agency