Scenes of the inferno at the Brikama Market
By Buba Gagigo
Jamang Camara, the Ward Councilor of Kembujeh Ward, confirmed to Kerr Fatou that nine shops were damaged by a fire that broke out at the Brikama Market on Saturday.
“The fire was confirmed to be caused by electricity and nine shops were affected and lost a lot of valuables,” he told Kerr Fatou.
Through their Facebook page, The Office of The Chairman of Brikama Area Council confirmed the fire incident and assured the victims of their support;
“The Office of The Chairman – Brikama Area Council regrets to announce the fire incident that engulfed our Brikama Central Market in the early hours today, causing devastating destruction to many businesses in the market.
“BAC commiserates with all the business owners and their families affected by the fire incident. We assure them that, as a council, we will endeavor to do our utmost to support them to recover and will further seek the assistance of anyone who can assist them,” they said.
BAC said they will continue investigating the causes of fires and work with the central government to strengthen the fire service. This is to ensure that the fire service is able to respond to fires quickly and effectively, minimizing the damage to people and property.
“We will further work hard to ensure both electrical wirings and appliances are regularly inspected to ensure their safety compliance. We thus commiserate with all those affected by last night’s fire incident,” they concluded.