Fire razes Balogun Market again
But for the combined efforts of men of the Federal Government and Lagos State Fire services in the early hours of Thursday, a fire incident, that started at about 0045 hours, would have wreaked greater havoc on adjourning buildings and streets around No. 5 Gbajumo Street, Balogun Market, Lagos Island.
The Balogun Market Lagos ranks as one of the most fire prone markets in Nigeria.
According to a statement by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), no cause has been given for the fire outbreak and no life was lost.
The statement, however, said NEMA’s quick response to a second ignition of the outbreak on the same building around 6 am, after quenching the first around 3 am, prevented the spread of the inferno to other streets and plazas around the popular market.