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Goods Worth Millions Destroyed In Balogun Market Fire

Goods worth millions of naira were destroyed when fire gutted a three-storey building housing warehouses with clothes and shoes in the popular Balogun market on Broad Street on Lagos Island.

It was gathered that the fire at Thursday midnight and was put out by emergency responders but it started again around 3am.

The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told Channels Television that the building housed warehouses and firefighters encountered some challenge gaining access to the building because of the iron bars.

He, however, said the fire has been brought under total control without spreading to other building.

Also, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement, said though the cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained, no casualty was involved in the incident.

LASEMA chief, Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said the response team including the Lagos State Fire Service trucks and the police are presently at the incident working together to subdue the inferno.

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