One of the biggest sawmills in Bambalang, Ngoketunjia Division in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, worth 50 Million Francs CFA is now a shadow of itself after fire reduced the business place to ashes.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday 8th February 2021 around the hour of 3:00am. It was later in the early morning that locals could be seen around the scene trying to put out the fire.
Meantime, administrative and municipal authorities in Ndop are yet to consider prospects of visiting the scene of the incident which is in one of the risk zones of the municipality.
However, suspicions have been hatching that the fire was a targeted act carried out by ill-intentioned individuals.
The past days have been marked by a series of fire incidents across the war-prone Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon.
On Monday, 8th February 2021, a 93-year-old woman and her grandchild were roasted to death in a fire incident at Checkpoint, a locality in Cameroon’s Southwest regional chief town of Buea.
On the same day, around 11pm, a fire razed over seventy business places at Nkwen Park Market in Bamenda, Northwest Region.