UPDATED: EIGHT SHOPS DESTROYED AS FIRE GUTS APONGBON MARKET IN LAGOS

UPDATED: EIGHT SHOPS DESTROYED AS FIRE GUTS APONGBON MARKET IN LAGOS

There was a fire incident in Apongbon Under Bridge Market in Lagos on Sunday.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said eight shops were destroyed by the fire outbreak.

Oke-Osanyintolu made this known at the scene of the fire incident in Apongbon, Lagos.

According to him, upon arrival of the LASEMA Response Team to the scene of the incident at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, it was revealed that the fire emanated from one of the containerised stores in the market.

He said the incident happened a few minutes after 10 a.m. on Sunday, saying that the cause of the fire, which spread into other shops, could not be ascertained.

Oke-Osanyintolu noted that the fire destroyed eight shops in the market including goods.

“Efforts by the Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA Response Team to combat the inferno were successful.

“The fire has been put out and Lagos residents are urged to remain calm,’’ Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He, however, said the fire-fighting operations had been concluded while recovery and post-fire assessment were ongoing.

NAN

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