No fewer than 10 buildings were yesterday afternoon, razed in Rumumasi in Obio/Akpor Local Area of Rivers State, destroying property worth millions of naira.
Mostly affected by the fire outbreak were locked-up stores and a few residential houses.
However, no casualty was recorded. The incident, which occurred at about 2 pm left scores of residents homeless and in pains.
Daily Sun gathered that the explosion started as a small fire, which residents used fire extinguishers to quench, until a cooking gas cylinder in one of the residential apartments, exploded and spread fire all over the place.
Some of the eye-witnesses said they could not get reasonable things out from the raging fire.
They explained that the victims of the fire were mostly people, who had already travelled for Christmas celebration.
They, however, called on the Rivers State Government to assist them, as they no longer have anything to go with.