After the alarm was raised, firefighters were mobilized to the scene to extinguish the blaze. The fire brigade were still battling the raging flames until 10 pm, according to local authorities.
As the fire occurred in the evening, there were no traders in the market at the time. Some traders managed to move their goods out of the market before they were damaged, while local relevant agencies mobilized all forces and facilities to deal with the blaze.
The incident is still under investigation.