- Affected traders, who stormed the burning market, were seen trying to salvage their goods from the inferno.
- The immediate or remote cause of the incident could not be ascertained as at the time of filling in this report.
A sawmill at the Awori Bus Stop in Abule Egba, Lagos, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Motorway, was completely destroyed by a raging fire on Sunday.
Millions of Naira worth of planks and other stuff were destroyed in the fire.
As of 4:30 p.m. at press time, members of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and other emergency responders were fighting to put out the roaring fire.
As of the time this report was filled out, it was not possible to determine the incident’s immediate or remote cause.
However, eyewitnesses report that the fire started at the sawmill, which is located on a large plot of ground nearby, at approximately 3:47 p.m.
Affected traders, who stormed the burning market, were seen trying to salvage their goods from the inferno.
The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, said that the situation had been brought under control with the fire contained from spreading beyond the sawmill.
“Fortunately, no casualty recorded in the incident,” Adeseye confirmed.