A fire that began at 2:35 a.m. on Friday has gutted the premises of a small furniture maker on Tatoiou Street in Menidi, authorities reported. The fire has caused serious damage to the building and equipment, as well as the merchandise.

Forty firemen and 15 fire-engines battles to put out the blaze during the night and are still on the scene to secure the site and fully put out the lingering blazes.

An inquiry into the incident will be carried out by the appropriate investigating department.