Nigeria: Fire outbreak in Balogun market

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Part of the Balogun market, known for its wide selection of colorful Nigerian fabrics was gutted in a fire on Tuesday, November 5.

Moreover, the incident happened in the morning and continued until mid-day.

By mid-day, the fire had engulfed four-story buildings on the edge of the market.

Although the government and the firefighters intervened, some traders lamented the inability of the firefighters to put out the fire.

Meanwhile, traders occupying nearby buildings quickly evacuated their shops as the fire spread.

However, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Osanyintolu confirmed the incident.

In Addition, Osanyintolu assured the citizens that the firefighters would put out the fire as soon as possible.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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