BREAKING: Goods and properties worth millions of naira destroyed as fire guts furniture market in Lagos (Video)

BREAKING: Goods and properties worth millions of naira destroyed as fire guts furniture market in Lagos (Video)

Goods and properties worth millions of naira were lost as a fire gutted the furniture market opposite Blenco Supermarket, along Addo Road, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The fire incident occurred on Monday evening, January 5, 2024.

In several video clips shared on social media, commuters and car owners were seen scampering for safety around the area as the shops were razed.

The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained at the time of filing this report. There was also no record of casualty.

It was not also sure whether the National Emergency Management Agency or any rescue agencies were at the scene.

In another development, the popular sawmill and plank market located at Awori bus stop, Abule Egba, Lagos State was yesterday gutted by fire. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed this in a statement.

 

Oke-Osanyintolu said the fire was caused by a high tension cable.

 

“At 16:20hrs, the agency received a distress call via its toll free emergency numbers and activated the LASEMA response plans.

 

“The Igando zone responded accordingly with LASEMA Response Unit responding from the agency’s hub at Cappa Base.

 

“On arrival of the response teams, it was discovered that the sawmill, plank and building material market at the aforementioned address was being gutted by fire.

Investigations revealed that the fire was reportedly caused by a high tension cable that cut and dropped on dry plywoods,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that the cable ignited immediately, erupting into an inferno that spread to the entire market area.

“The distribution company was reportedly contacted and the public electricity power supply to the entire area was immediately disconnected from the national grid.

“The LASEMA fire unit and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services are aggressively combating the fire to curtail it from spreading to buildings around the market area,” he said.

He noted that several shops yet unknown were affected with goods worth millions of naira.

Oke-Osanyintolu, however, said that no life was lost.Investigations revealed that the fire was reportedly caused by a high tension cable that cut and dropped on dry plywoods,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that the cable ignited immediately, erupting into an inferno that spread to the entire market area.

“The distribution company was reportedly contacted and the public electricity power supply to the entire area was immediately disconnected from the national grid.

“The LASEMA fire unit and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services are aggressively combating the fire to curtail it from spreading to buildings around the market area,” he said.

He noted that several shops yet unknown were affected with goods worth millions of naira.

  1. Oke-Osanyintolu, however, said that no life was lost.

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