- Residents and traders are in panic mode following the fire incident at the Amu timbre market in the Mushin area of Lagos
- The fire which reportedly started at midnight has destroyed many goods and properties
- Firefighters are already at the scene, doing everything possible to bring it under control
Report reaching Legit.ng has it that the Amu timbre market in the Olorunshogo area of Mushin, Lagos state has been gutted by fire.
Many goods and properties have already been destroyed in the fire that reportedly started at in the early hours of Saturday, January 25.
The cause of the fire is yet unknown. Also, no casualty has been reported yet.
According to several Twitter users who have been sharing photos and videos, the market has been burning for several hours.
According to one Oluwatoyin Atanda, this is where almost all her family members get their income from and now it is all gone
"It’s disheartening to see their goods go down in flames with help coming 4hrs after. The bravest and strongest man (Dad) I know cried today and it breaks my heart to see it," she wrote.
Jubril A. Gawat said the Lagos State Fire Service still battling the inferno as at 7am. He added that they were being by fire team from Julius Berger and Federal Fire Service.
The acting head of Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, said the crowd was to blame for the delay in putting out the fire.
She said operatives of the fire service responded swiftly to the emergency call with a vehicle. She said additional vehicles were deployed to the scene to give support.
“But we faced similar challenge of crowd control. Our men couldn’t get to the fireplace.
“We had to call on the police to help push clear the way before the firefighters could access the place, ” Mrs Adeseye said.
Some Nigerians have sent their prayers to all those affected by the fire.
Below are more reactions to the unfortunate incident.
There have been several cases of fire incidents and many are already wondering if it is just coincidence.
On Sunday night, January 19, there was a pipeline explosion around Ile-Epo, in Abule Egba area of Lagos state.
Five people were reported killed, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
Legit.ng reported that three adult males, one adult female and one female child lost their lives in the ugly incident. 11 buildings, 17 shops, 33 trucks, three cars, and three tricycles were also destroyed by the inferno.
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