Fire gutted a section of a five-storey building in the popular Balogun Market, Lagos Island, in the early hours of Tuesday, leading to loss of properties worth millions of naira.
As of press time the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained. Also, there was no causality recorded.
There is panic presently around the area as balls of fire billowed and smoke enveloped the skyline.
According to an eyewitness, the inferno started at 32 Balogun plaza at about 8 am, where ladies' shoe dealers are occupying.
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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