- Some parts of one of the biggest markets in Lagos state, located on the Island, are currently on fire
- According to reports, the fire has affected a plaza at the Balogun market but Firefighters from two divisions of the Lagos Fire Service have been deployed to the area
- Reacting, Jubril A. Gawat, an aide to the governor of Lagos state on new media disclosed that the fire outbreak is under control
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Some parts of Balogun market on Lagos Island have been gutted by fire.
According to a report by Daily Trust on Tuesday, March 28, the fire affected a plaza in the popular market where ladies’ shoes are sold.
Firefighters deployed to the area
Firefighters from two divisions of Lagos Fire Service have been deployed to the scene to put out the fire, Legit.ng gathered.
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Meanwhile, in recent times, there have been many fire incidents in the market, with goods worth billions of naira lost in the process.
Sanwo-Olu's aide reacts
Reacting to the development on his Twitter page, Jubril A. Gawat, @Mr_JAGs, senior special assistant (SSA) to the governor of Lagos state on new media, disclosed that firefighters were currently attending to the situation.
In a tweet sighted by Legit.ng, Gawat @Mr_JAGs wrote:
"FIRE ALERT UPDATE
"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."
Video from scene of fire outbreak
Meanwhile, a Twitter user, D Obidient Son, @grayjoy69, shared a video of the development at the Balogun market.
Watch the video below:
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The fire destroyed many shops and properties worth billions of naira.
It was reported that the incident started around 2a.m on Sunday, affecting different parts of the market.
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The fire, which started late in the evening of Saturday, December 10, consumed some shops within the Timber Market.
Details of the damage done by the fire outbreak are yet to be confirmed even as no one around the area has been able to state what led to the fire outbreak.