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Bali Traditional Market Caught On Fire, Causing Hundreds Of Vendors To Lose Their Shops

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Blahbatuh traditional market that is located on Jalan Wisma Gajah Mada, Gianyar has caught on fire on Tuesday afternoon (15/6).

The Head of the Gianyar Public Civil Service and FireDepartment, Made Watha confirmed that the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon around 5:30pm, causing over 600 local vendors inside the traditional market to lose their shops. The Gianyar regional government was forced to call other regions’ Fire Department such as Denpasar, Klungkung, Bangli and Badung in order to help them put out the fire.

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

According to the information from witnesses, the incident started when one of the vendors inside the market spotted  black smoke from one of the shops that is located at the corner of the market. Shortly after an explosion occurred, causing people to panic and attempting to save their belongings from their shops.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

 “We have contacted fire departments from several different regions in order to help us extinguish the fire before reaching nearby residences and causing more damage.” Watha said. Meanwhile the Head of the Gianyar Industry and Trading Agency, Ni Luh Gede Eka Suari explained that 602 local vendors inside the Blahbatuh traditional market were affected by the incident. “602 local vendors could potentially lose their shops, and we will try to find a solution for those matters.” Eka Suari concluded.

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