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Fire razes popular Balogun market again



Balogun market

The popular Balogun market on Broad Street on Lagos Island is in the news again, and it is for the wrong reason as another fire incident has been recorded in one of the biggest markets in Lagos.

Arise Africa news gathered goods worth millions of naira were destroyed when fire gutted three-storey building housing warehouses with clothes and shoes.

It was gathered that the fire started 12 midnight on Thursday and was put out by emergency responders but it started again around 3am.

The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told Channels Television that the building housed warehouses and firefighters encountered some challenge gaining access to the building because of the iron bars.

He, however, said the fire has been brought under total control without spreading to other building.

Also, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement, said though the cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained, no casualty was involved in the incident.

LASEMA chief, Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said the response team including the Lagos State Fire Service trucks and the police are presently at the incident working together to subdue the inferno.

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