A five storey building in a section of the popular Balogun Market in Lagos Island, has been gutted by fire on Tuesday with goods and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.
Though the cause of the fire has not been ascertained, nor any human casualties known, eye witnesses said the fire incident threw the market and the environment into panic as fire fighters, traders and customers battled to put it under control.
It was learnt that the inferno started at about 8am from the 32 Balogun Plaza, where ladies shoes dealers occupy.
READ ALSO: Grandma sets son, wife, grandchildren on fire in Akure
The prompt arrival of the Lagos State emergency responders including Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and men of the Nigeria Police and a couple of other security was said to have rescued the situation and prevented hoodlums from taking advantage of the inferno to loot the shops.
The Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, in a brief statement after the fire had been put out, said the situation had been brought under control as at 10.30 am.
”The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a fire outbreak at the famous Balogun Market which involved the topmost floor of a five storey building.
“The Fire is however under control as mitigation is on to limit its spread,” Adeseye said.
The fire incident is the third in as many months after similar incidents occurred in January and February in the same Balogun Market where shops were burnt and properties lost.
You may be interested
Apapa urges Obi to withdraw petition against TinubuWebby - June 3, 2023
The Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labour Party (LP) has urged Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate, to withdraw his…
Tribunal: Labour Party tells Obi to withdraw petition against TinubuWebby - June 3, 2023
The Lamidi Apapa faction of Labour Party (Labour Party) has urged its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to step down his…
Police recover additional 10 guns, other weapons at Auxiliary’s hideoutWebby - June 3, 2023
The Police Command in Oyo State says it has recovered additional weapons at Diamond Hotel, a hideout allegedly being used…
Leave a Comment