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Fire Razes Down Shops At Popular Balogun Market

There was a fire outbreak at the popular balogun market in Lagos island
There was a fire outbreak at the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island on Friday afternoon, November 20th.

Shops in a three-storey building in the market were razed by the inferno before emergency management agencies put out the fire.

Traders scampered to safety while a huge crowd of onlookers were seen on the ground floor of the building as firefighters arrived to battle the raging inferno.

In no time the fire was quickly curtailed as the firefighters prevented it from spreading to other shops in the vicinity.

Speaking to our reporter via phone the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said that on arrival at the scene it was discovered that a double shop on the second floor of a three-storey building was gutted by fire

The fire was contained and has been successfully put out by the agency’s LRT, LASG fire, CBD and Federal Fire Service.

“There were no injuries or casualties. Damping down has been concluded,” he said.


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