Again, Fire Guts Building In Balogun Market, Lagos

Raging fire has again gutted a section of a five storey building in popular Balogun Market, Lagos Island, destroying properties worth millions of naira in the process.

The incident happened early Tuesday morning.

Reports are still sketchy and the cause of the fire outbreak remained unclear as at the time of this report.

Meanwhile, there was no causality recorded.

According to an eyewitness, the fire started from 32 Balogun plaza at about 8am, where ladies shoes dealers own stores.

The state emergency responders, including Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Nigeria Police and a couple of other security agencies have arrived and cordoned off the area for effective rescue operation.

According to the director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, 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 are on to limits it spread,” she said.

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