The popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island has been engulfed by fire, early hours of today.
It was gathered that the fire affected a plaza in the market where Ladies’ shoes are sold, destroying properties worth millions of naira in the process.
Firefighters from two divisions of Lagos Fire Service had been deployed to the scene to put out the fire.
While there was no causality recorded, there is panic presently around the area as balls of fire billowed and smokes enveloped the skyline.
When contacted, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, 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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