Fire razes Agboju markets in Lagos


Barely after two weeks of an inferno in Lagos, were a total of 80 lock-up shops and 16 attachment shops razed down in a fire outbreak at Agboju Market, Fire Fighters Magazine reporters confirm.

In two separate incidents, Alade Market in Shomolu and Agboju market were engulfed with fire on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Confirming the incident by a press release, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said a total of 94 shops were affected in the Alade market in the wee hours of Tuesday, 26th January 2021 due to the inferno.

Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of LASEMA, said the fire outbreak was due to a ‘voltage surge when power supply was restored.’

“The agency responded to the distress calls and upon arrival at the scene of the incident commenced fire suppression activities. Investigation also revealed that the fire was likely from a voltage surge when power supply was restored.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services and the Federal Fire Service Lagos command unit alongside the LASEMA fire-fighters worked to complete a thorough damping down exercise,” Mr Oke-Osanyintolu said.

These however in recent time has recorded 62 traders and 28 households in the fire incident that occurred at Ijesha market, with the fire destroying several shops and adjoining residential buildings, the Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services Mr Amodu said.

Similarly, Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South-west cordinator, said 80 lock-up shops and 16 attachment shops were razed in a fire outbreak at Agboju Market.

“From yesterday till now, 3 different fire incidents were recorded. LTO and its stakeholders have attended to 3 different (incidents), 2 massive market and 1 multiple residential building fire incidents.

 

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