A huge fire that broke out at Akaki Market, in Akaki Kality Sub City, has suffered a “devastating” fire overnight, according to Addis Ababa city Fire and Emergency Prevention and Rescue Agency.
Firefighters from the agency and the local community were working to put out the fire before it causes much damage said Wondimagegn Asaye, director at the agency.
Properties worth 60 million birr were destroyed before rescuers put the fire down after hours long efforts. No causalities were reported and an estimated 200 million birr worth properties were saved.
However, no casualty was reported in the blaze.