A section of a five-story structure at the well-known Balogun Market on Lagos Island was completely destroyed by fire in the early hours of Tuesday, burning items worth millions of naira in the process.
The cause of the inferno could not be determined as of the time of publication. Moreover, no causality was noted.
Meanwhile, the area is in a state of fear as flames and smoke covered the horizon.
An eyewitness claims that the inferno began at 32 Balogun Plaza, where ladies shoe dealers are located, at around 8am.
Meanwhile, 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.
Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, when contacted said the situation had been brought under control as at 10.30 am.
According to Adeseye,”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.”
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