A fire outbreak which occured on Wednesday, July 1 in the Ajao market, Lagos state has destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the fire started from a shopping mall close to the market before spreading into the market.

It was also learnt that some adjouring houses were also affected by the fire incident.

As at the time of reportage, the cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained.

According to report, officials of the Lagos Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are on ground working to put out the fire.

Reacting to the fire incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor said the fire started at about 1am today.

He added that no casualty has been recorded yet.

“There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am but we are there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some adjoining buildings.

But the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Fire Service and the police are already on ground to quell the fire. No casualty has been recorded for now.” Okunbor said.