It would be recalled that a similar fire gutted the market last December and destroyed over 100 shops and properties worth over N300 Million.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the inferno which started at about 10.30pm on the fateful day was yet to be ascertained.
But, many traders who spoke to our Correspondent attributed it to occultic manipulations of some of their colleagues in the market.
According to an eye witness, the swift intervention of men of the Enugu State Fire Service prevented the fire from gutting the entire market.
But many traders who spoke to LEADERSHIP insisted that the fire would have been prevented from destroying many shops if fire fighting men had arrived earlier.
It was gathered that the fire stationed at the mini office of Enugu Fire Service inside the market was not in good condition when the fire erupted.
One of the victims of the inferno who spoke to LEADERSHIP at the scene of the incident, Mr Hyginus Onyia, attributed the incessant fire disasters in the market to the porous security in the market.
He appealed to the government to help them fence the market with a view to averting more disasters.
In a telephone interview with our Correspondent, the chairman of Enugu Timber Market, Chief Livi Obi, said that he was shocked over the fire incident.
and said that he was yet to ascertain the cause of the inferno.
“The fire service men responded swiftly when they were called. I was shocked when I heard that the market was burnt. I don’t know if it is manmade or not, I don’t know the cause, “he said amid intermittent sobs.
In his reaction, the Chairman of Enugu South Local Government Area, Mr Nwabueze Okafor, said that he would set up a commission of inquiry to find out the cause of fire disasters in the market.
He expressed surprise that fire disasters had continued to occur in the market despite the presence of fire service office in the market as well as procurement of modern fire fighting truck by the government.