- There has been a fire outbreak in Balogun market in Lagos state
- This is about the second time the market will be on fire in just less than three months
- However, some police officers and men of LASEMA have been on ground battling to put out the flames
As if the inferno that destroyed a lot of shops and properties in the well-known Balogun market in late 2019 was not enough, there has been another fire outbreak at the commercial hub on Wednesday, January 29.
Eyewitnesses revealed to journalists that the fire started from a building facing Oluwole Car Park on Martins Street.
So far, there has been no official reports either from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) or the police command in the state as to the cause of the fire as well as the extent of damage it has caused.
Moreover, as at the time of writing this report, there has been no claim of any casualty from the disaster.
However, officers of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), fire service and the police are said to be at the location of the tragedy to quench the flames.
Before the incident, the Lagos state government on Saturday, January 4, warned residents to apply utmost caution in most of their activities as the present hazy and dry weather is a possible recipe for fire outbreak.
The state government listed some precautionary measures to be followed in order to prevent any sort of disaster.
It said that residents should endeavour to switch off all electronic appliances, avoid bush burning, and make sure gas cylinders and generator sets are kept outside homes.
Added to these, the government called on all drivers to make provisions for fire extinguishers in their vehicles.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Balogun market in Lagos state was on fire with a lot of properties being lost to flames. Legit.ng reports that field officials of LASEM and Lagos State Fire Service had been deployed to quench the flames.
This came a few weeks after the residents of Onitsha witnessed a fire accident which was caused by a tanker laden with petrol.
The tanker was said to have rammed into buildings in an Onitsha market, spilt its contents in the neighbourhood and sparked a fire that ravaged buildings, and destroyed goods worth millions of Naira.
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