At about 10 pm on Tuesday night, a fire started burning some of the shops at Kantamanto.
It eventually got out of control and people nearby called for help from the nearby National Fire Service station.
However, eyewitnesses told CITI FM that the fire service personnel got to the scene at 11 pm.
Though they were able to stop the fire from spreading further, other traders were not so lucky as their products had gone up in flames.
Empathising with the traders who have lost their products, Twitter users started asking people to pray for Kantamanto in support of the traders who have lost their livelihoods.
Lifetime of livelihoods gone up in flames in an hour.
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