Midnight Fire Guts Ajao Market In Lagos


Fire outbreak in Ajao market
Millions of properties have been destroyed in a fire outbreak that occurred in Ajao market, Lagos state on Wednesday, July 1. 

The cause of the fire outbreak which reportedly started around 1am is yet to be ascertained.

However, preliminary investigations showed the fire started from a shopping mall close to the market and extended into the main Ajao market.

Some adjourning houses were also affected by the fire outbreak and many residents of destroyed properties fled for safety.

Emergency responders, including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the Fire Service, and men of the Nigeria Police Force are on ground to manage the situation.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, who spoke to newsmen, confirmed that the fire started at about 1am and no casualty was yet to be recorded.

He stated;

There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am but we are there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some adjoining buildings.

But the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Fire Service and the police are already on ground to quell the fire. No casualty has been recorded for now.

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