Fire destroys 14 shops, 16 kiosks in Lagos state market

A fire outbreak in the early hours of Sunday at Adeniji Adele Market, Lagos, consumed about fourteen shops and sixteen kiosks, an incident attributed to “electrical malfunctions” from an unidentified shop.

Penpushing reports that   a statement released by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA) said, the fire outbreak occurred at about 3.00am,adding that, some shops, were, however salvaged

“Upon arrival of the LASEMA Response Team, it was revealed that the inferno emanated from an unknown shop as a result of Electrical/Power surge thereby escalating to other shops on the array line’, the statement reads.

“A total number of sixteen (16) kiosks and fourteen (14) shops were affected by the inferno whilst the rest of the shops were salvaged. Properties and goods were salvaged by the Emergency Responders (Federal Fire, LASG Fire, Nigeria Police and the LASEMA Response Team) as efforts were made to put out the inferno completely,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, it is on record that, several fire outbreaks have occurred in Lagos State  markets leading to the destruction of goods worth billions of naira.


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