There was a fire outbreak at Apongbon market, at the Ebute Ero Area of Lagos. The fire gutted some sections of the popular market leaving tales of tears as goods worth several millions of Naira were destroyed.
The fire which started at about 10:45hours Sunday quickly spread to other shops aided by consumables and the wind. The inferno began around 10:45 am, as thick smoke and balls of fire ascended the heavens, with traders watching helplessly as the fire engulfed their wares.
Already, the Lagos State Fire Service assisted by other emergency responders and the police are at the scene to salvage the situation but much damage had already been done
Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, spokesman, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said upon arrival of the LASEMA Response Team, it was revealed that the fire emanated from one of the containerized stores at the market.
“The cause of the flames couldn’t be ascertained before it escalated towards other shops,” he said.