A check by ZANIS this morning found onlookers trying to catch a glimpse of the gutted properties.
One of the affected traders, Peter Simwanza, 35, told ZANIS reporters that the cause of the fire is not yet established but believed it started around 03:00 hours.
Mr Simwanza lamented that the inferno has left him with nothing as all the merchandise in his hardware shop and a kitchenware have been burnt to ashes.
And Clious Mutambo, 33, said he is equally left with nothing because all his capital has been burnt in the inferno.
He has since appealed to government and other well-wishers to help the affected traders with start-up capitals.
Mr Mutambo also called on the police to thoroughly investigate the matter in order to establish the cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, quick action by a combined team of fire fighters from the council and airport saved the fire from spreading to other shops at the market.