Millions lost as Fire guts Idumota Market in Lagos


A fire broke at the intersection of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo in Idumota, Lagos Island, Lagos State on Wednesday.

The state Fire and Rescue Service took to their X handle to confirm the incident, saying it affected two two-storey buildings and one three-storey building.

Firefighters were at the scene to control the fire. and also reduce the rate of damages.

A statement was released by the Director, LSFRS, Margaret Adeseye, to give an update about the incident and also address the citizens.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has been alerted to a Fire emergency at the intersection of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo in Idumota, Lagos. At 07:41 hours, the call was received, and emergency services swiftly mobilised.

“Upon arrival at 07:58 hours, it was discovered that the fire encompasses three buildings, including two 2-storey structures and one three-storey building.

“Currently, firefighting efforts are underway at the scene.

“The fire stations at Ebute Elefun, Ilupeju, and Alausa have deployed resources to mitigate the situation effectively as firefighting operations is ongoing.”

She added, “The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing. Casualties have not been confirmed at this time.

Source: Tribuneonline


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