The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained at press time.
However, many of the traders resorted to self-help in a bid to salvage their goods.
According to reports by Channels Tv, other residents and passers-by also besieged the scene of the inferno, defying physical distancing guideline, as they lamented the damage done by the fire.
The report added that some of them could not hold back their anger over the absence of the state fire service as the fire raged, but a government official was on the ground to calm the aggrieved traders.
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