Balogun Market gutted by fire, destroying items worth millions of Naria
Goods and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed after a fire gutted a building at the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island.
According to reports, the fire began in one of the market buildings on Martins Street in Lagos on Sunday morning, October 9, 2022, and spread to other parts of the city.
The cause of the fire could not be determined as of press time, but witnesses said the fire destroyed property worth millions of naira.
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-storey building was found to be gutted by fire.
“Further information gathered revealed that clothing materials were stored inside the shop.”