Pandemonium rocked the popular Timber market in Maryland, Enugu in Enugu state on Friday night when fire razed the market to ashes.
The fire broke out around 10:30pm after traders had closed for the day.
Affected traders couldn’t hold back tears as they could not be consoled by sympathisers who thronged the burning market.
Planks worth millions of naira were burnt to ashes by the raging fire.
Desperate traders were said to have made frantic efforts to salvage their goods from being consumed by the fire.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sympathised with the affected traders.