The fire, which began around 1:30pm yesterday, spread quickly as a strong breeze aided it in its destruction.
Two families living behind the main warehouse of the old stationery shop were caught off guard as the fire quickly spread, forcing them to take out all valuables.
The Waigani PNG Fire Service attended but it was a futile attempt as the fire destroyed the front shop and warehouse and quickly spread to the last building.
Renggie Kali and his family were having lunch when they noticed smoke coming from in front and within minutes, the entire shop front and middle warehouse were engulfed in flames.
Spreading to the back they quickly removed any valuable items they had.
Opportunists tried to take advantage of the situation but security on site prevented any mishap.