Four shops have been gutted at Tambalale Market in Chifubu in Ndola.
Market Chairperson Musonda Mushota has confirmed the development to the media.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. But Mr. Mushota who is neither an electrician or fire expert claimed that an Electrical Fault is the most probable cause and has ruled out sabotage.
” We do not suspect anf foul play. It must have been an electrical fault,” he said without justifying why he is ruling out foul play before the police even investigate.
He said quick action by the Fire Brigade and Zesco who switched off power to the entire market saved the entire market feon being burnt.