Millions lost as fire razes 70 shops in Lagos
No fewer than 70 shops were affected in a blaze on Tuesday and goods, properties worth millions of naira destroyed as fire gutted Alade Market and a residential building in the Shomolu area of Lagos.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the state fire and rescue service saved 101 shops out of the 171 at the market from the blaze which started around 12:25.
Electronics, home appliances, food items and fabric shops were affected.
Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Acting Head, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, said, “The affected shops, which had various items including food, gas cylinders and other perishable goods, were damaged by the inferno.”
She said the cause of the incident was still being investigated, though she suspected that the spread of the fire was aided by cylinders in a gas shop.
Adeseye acknowledged the efforts of the Federal Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) and the Nigerian Police Force in putting out the fire around 5:31am.
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