Fire razes plank market in Lagos

Two hundred and ninety four shops, have the destroyed by late night fire at Oke Afa plank market Ejigbo ,Lagos

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency who confirmed the incident states the the fire also razed an event center,two residential bungalows, a market mosque, three storage tanks, amongst others properties.

The Agency said consequent upon the arrival of emergency Responders at the scene of the incident,but all efforts by the Agency’s Response Team, its Fire Men in collaboration with Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service to put out the fire and prevent it from spreading to adjoining buildings proved successful as the fire was curtailed from spreading further and put out completely.

LASEMA Director-General, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu,while sympathised with the shop owners and the residents of the affected buildings burnt by the fire appealed to all traders to ensure their properties are well insured while urging Lagosians to be safety-conscious and vigilant especially during the harmattan season which is harsh and prone to fire incidents.

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