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Fire razes shops in Lagos market

A three-storey building at the popular Balogun Market in the Lagos Island area of Lagos state  was on Thursday razed by fire, while the cause of the incident could not be ascertain immediately  as at the time of filing this report

Penpushing reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Management Emergency Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the agency received a distress call around 1 a.m.

“The agency responded to distress calls concerning the above incident and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, a fire outbreak involving some shops in the ground floor of a three storey building was encountered,” the statement reads.

“The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. Fortunately no casualty was involved in the incident. The Agency’s response team alongside two Lagos State fire service trucks, two LRU fire trucks and Police are presently at the incident working together to subdue the inferno’, he stated

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