Again, fire razes markets in Lagos

Barely two weeks after a fire razed several shops at Ijesha market in Lagos, another fire incident had occurred in Lagos markets.

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

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said a total of 94 shops were affected in the Alade market for the outbreak that occurred on Tuesday.

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 distress calls on the above at 1.05 a.m. and upon arrival at the above commenced fire suppression activities. Investigation revealed that the fire was likely from a voltage surge when power supply was restored.

“The agency firefighters alongside the Lagos State and Federal Fire Services worked to complete a thorough damping down exercise,” Mr Oke-Osanyintolu said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how 62 traders and 28 households were affected in the fire incident that occurred at Ijesha market, with the fire destroying several shops and adjoining residential buildings.


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