Fire Destroys Warehouse, Journalist’s Home

Fire yesterday gutted a huge warehouse located on Front and Meclin Streets intersection thus, destroying several goods belonging to marketers in Monrovia.

The fire damaged huge quantity of goods worth over US$200,000 according to some of the victims who spoke to The INQUIRER yesterday.

One of the affected persons only identified as Veronica disclosed that the fire destroyed all their goods the warehouse and that many of them (marketers) took loan from Access Bank recently to carry on their businesses.

“We are calling on the Government of Liberia to assist us with some money to enable us continue our businesses because everything we had has gone from us due to the fire incident,” Veronica informed this paper amidst tears.

An eye witness, Mary Toe Tary said the fire emanated from the breaker in the warehouse and were it not by the Grace of the Lord; the entire building would have been razed.

Madam Tary is therefore calling on Non-Governmental Organizations, officials of government and other philanthropist organizations and individuals of goodwill to come to the rescue of the affected marketers by helping them realize once again their normal business ego.

In another development, another fire incident has occurred in the city this time affecting a Liberian journalist in Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.

Truth FM News Director, Solomon Ware has disclosed that his house was gutted by fire early Saturday evening thus, destroying everything in the house.

Mr. Ware who was in tears when he narrated the incident to one of our editors said he lost all of his belongings in the house and that his family has been out in the rain since the incident occurred.

Mr. Ware said the fire incident came as a shock to him as he was still at work when he received the news. In tears, Mr. Ware said, “I just got home and saw my house on fire; brother, I’ve lost everything and my family is out in the rain as I speak to you.”