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Morning fire destroys section of Gikomba market

NATIONAL
By Too Jared | August 6th 2021

A trader looks through the window of a burning building in Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Property of unknown value was on Friday morning destroyed when a fire broke out and razed a section of Nairobi’s Gikomba market.

The 3am inferno - the latest in a series of fires at the popular market - razed stalls and buildings, destroyed business premises and wares before it was contained by firefighters.

The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

Fire razing a building at Gikomba market during the dawn inferno. [David Gichuru, Standard]

A firefighter at a business establishment in Gikomba. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Trader salvaging some of his wares at Gikomba. [David Gichuru, Standard]

The inferno reportedly started at 3am. [David Gichuru, Standard]

A police officer gestures during the dawn inferno. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Fire engine in action. [David Gichuru, Standard]

A trader salvaging his wares at Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

A trader trying to salvage some of his wares from a burning building in Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Trader counting losses after the morning fire. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Firefighters battling the inferno. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Devastated traders look on at Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Razed section of Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Traders look on in one of the affected sections. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Salvage crews at Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

A devasted trader looks on. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

The fire razed stalls. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Embers at Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Fire hose. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

A firefighter battling the morning inferno. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

[Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Salvage crews at Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

A security officer assisting the firecrew and residents fix a hose. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

A firefighter spraying water. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Firefighter in action. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Security officers comb through the razed section. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Residents aiding firefighters battle the fire. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

A security officer looks on at Gikomba. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

 

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