Huge Fire Rips Through Sierra Leone’s Capital City Freetown

A fire engulfed parts of Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown, on March 24, as seen in video streamed live to Facebook.

Officials confirmed that the area of Susan’s Bay was gutted by fire. Freetown City Council said the extent of the damage to the area was unknown but that “thousands are likely to have been affected”.

In a livestream by Facebook user Ibrahim Firdaus Bah, the raging fire can be seen from a distance, engulfing buildings in the built up area of Susan’s Bay. Credit: Ibrahim Firdaus Bah via Storyful