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Fire Razes 70 Shops in Lagos Market

Fire Razes 70 Shops in Lagos Market

A fire outbreak razed 70 shops at Alade Market, Market Street, Somolu, Lagos, the State Fire and Rescue Service has said revealed on Tuesday, adding that it was able to salvage other 101 shops from being damaged by the fire.

The fire that broke out around 12.30am on Tuesday, according to the Service.

The state acting head of the service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, told newsmen during a briefing that the fire was put out by firefighters from the Ilupeju and Bolade Fire Stations who were swiftly alerted to visit the location.

She said the average land area of 1,944 square metres, accommodating 171 shops of varying sizes, already had 70 of the shops engulfed by fire by the time intervention arrived.

“The affected shops, which had various items including food, gas cylinders and other perishable goods were severely damaged by the inferno, she stated.

She said the cause of the fire remained unknown as of the time of the briefing, adding that its spread may have been aided by gas cylinders inside a gas shop at the market.

She said the Federal Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority and the Nigeria Police Force did well in helping to put out the fire.


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