Fire guts shops at Ladipo market in Lagos

There was a fire outbreak on Wednesday morning, July 7, at Ladipo market in Lagos State.

The cause of the fire which reportedly started around 4:20am is yet to be known.

No fewer than seven shops were affected by the fire. The affected shops contained various types of explosive items, including domestic gas for sale, vehicle air conditioners, engine oil, paints and other car accessories.

Because most of the accessories were inflammable, firefighters had a hectic time putting out the fire.

The fire, which destroyed goods worth millions, razed a one-storey building situated in the market.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the report.

He said that the agency received a call in the morning about the fire.

He noted that the LASEMA team responded at the scene to put out the fire.

The statement read, “The agency received distress calls on around 6:00 a.m. and activated its response plan. On arrival, the LRT discovered a storey building engulfed in flames.

“The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of writing this report, and no casualties have been recorded.”

A bank in the area evacuated cash from its vault on Wednesday following the fire outbreak.

Ladipo is the major spare parts market in Lagos.

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