Three-Storey Building On Fire In Lagos Island

Channels Television gathered that Thursday's inferno started from the topmost part of the building.

A map of Lagos, a state in south-west Nigeria.


A three-storey building is on fire at Kosoko Street, off Martins Street in Lagos Island. 

Channels Television gathered that Thursday’s inferno started from the topmost part of the building opposite Animashaun Plaza.

Mr Shakiru Amodu who spoke on behalf of the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the outbreak to Channels Television.

“Information gathered revealed that fabrics were stored in the building. Fortunately, no casualty was involved in the incident. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report,” the Permanent
Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu said in a statement.

“The Agency’s Response Team and its Fire Unit alongside Lagos State Fire & Rescue Service, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, and CBD worked together in putting out the inferno and prevented it from escalating to adjoining buildings.”

Footage of the inferno showed owners of adjourning shops trying to salvage their products.

Both the first and ground floors were protected from the severity of the fire.

The building amongst others is in the popular Lagos Island Central Business District.

Thursday’s inferno is the latest in the series of fire outbreaks in markets and other places in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre.