Sixteen fire-rescue teams were working to extinguish the fire at the Eliava market in Tbilisi. The firemen have put the fire by now.
An area of about 1 000 square meters has been burned down.
According to Didube district governor Irma Zavradashvili, about 15 shops got burnt due to the fire at the Eliava market.
"At 03:00, there was a call about a fire at the Eliava market. In six minutes, the crew arrived on the spot. About a thousand square meters have been burnt down, 14-15 shops. It was a very dangerous situation, as there were mostly wood and plastic materials, but the firemen managed to liquidate the fire. As the owner says, the market is insured. Let's see how things turn out. As soon as the firefighters finish their work, a criminal investigation will determine the cause of the fire," Irma Zavradashvili said.