Over seven houses and properties worth millions of naira have been razed in a midnight inferno that occurred at the Egbemene community in Warri waterside of Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State.
PUNCH Metro gathered from community sources that the havoc was caused as a result of candle light which some unnamed children had put on before going to bed on Wednesday night.
One of the sources affirmed that a candle light put up by children in a particular home in the community had razed the community.
According to the source, the mother had left the home in the evening for business, and the children put up candle light in the night before sleeping off while the candle later fell on the carpet of the house thus igniting the fire.
It was gathered that it was neighbours that rescued the children from the house as they were fast asleep whilst the fire was raging.
However, no life was reportedly lost in the fire incident which razed several houses and properties.
The police public relations officer (PPRO) for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe could not be reached for comments on the fite incident as of the time of filing this report.
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