Fire destroyed six business entities in Point 4, Bushrod Island, yesterday morning, resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of goods.
Eyewitnesses told the Daily Observer that the fire started when people were asleep.
“These structures had hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods, including auto spare parts,” said an eyewitness.
He said the fire began early in the morning and as a result the owners could not save any of their goods.
“People rushed here later this morning to find everything gone,” he added.
No one could identify the source of the fire, neither could they suggest what might have been the cause. A light smoke was still hovering over the debris during our reporter’s visit.
Owners were also seen scavenging what was left of their businesses to secure what might have survived the blaze.
The fire happened next to the area in Point 4 where commercial vehicles park to collect passengers bound for central Monrovia. Many commuters and others just stood there, gazing at what was left of the fire, while expressing regret for the losses.
One of the burnt-out structures was constructed with dirt bricks, which littered the area.
Fire incidents on Bushrod Island are frequent, claiming lives and properties and leaving families in agony.
“It is time for some fire prevention education,” a young man said. “Or at least the communities must begin to do something to prevent unnecessary losses.”