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Fire Destroys Millions of Naira’s Worth of Goods And Property In Popular Lagos Market, Balogun.

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FastNews reports that at the well-known Balogun Market on Lagos Island, a structure was once again completely destroyed by fire, destroying goods and properties worth millions of naira.

Reports state that one of the market buildings on Martins Street in Lagos, where the fire event occurred on Sunday morning, October 9, 2022, is where it began and spread to other locations.

The cause of the inferno could not be ascertained as of press time, but witnesses said that property worth millions of naira were destroyed by the fire.

Recall that sometime in November 2019, 2020, 2021, and even earlier in 2022, there were fire outbreaks that occurred in the same Balogun Markets with several goods worth millions of naira destroyed in the process.

Operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, as well as other responders, have swung into operation to put out the fire.

However, the Permanent Secretary, of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, when contacted, said rescue operations are ongoing at the scene as of 1 pm when firefighters and other first responders are battling to put out the raging fire.

According to Oke-Osanyitolu, “The Agency responded to distress calls concerning the above location and upon arrival at the scene, a shop on the top floor of a four-story building was found to be gutted by fire.

“Further information gathered revealed that clothing materials were stored inside the shop.[quote]

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