Fire has burnt the Timber Market in the Marine Base axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The fire which started at midnight on Wednesday, deposited shock in the hearts of shop owners and traders when they woke up to see their goods in flames.

Sources have disclosed that those affected revealed that no firefighter was seen around as of the time the fire started from the casket section of the market about midnight, transcending into Thursday.

According to The Punch correspondent, the scene of the inferno about 7;30 am, observed that the fire was still seen in some parts of the wood section.

One of the victims, Chidi Ogbomma, who sells building materials said, “I was at home around 11:30 pm to 12 midnight when I was called that there was fire at market.

“I don’t know where to start from,” Ogbomma lamented as machines, industrial woods and finished products were completely consumed in the fire.