LAGOS: Fire Engulfs Balogun Market Highrise


A part of a multi-storied building at the famous Balogun Market on Lagos Island, Lagos State, South-West Nigeria, was engulfed by fire early on Tuesday.

According to reports, the fire destroyed properties worth millions of naira in a market plaza where ladies’ shoes are sold.

Firefighters from two divisions of the Lagos Fire Service had been deployed to the scene to put out the fire.

While there was no causality recorded, there is panic presently around the area as balls of fire billowed and smokes enveloped the skyline.

When contacted, the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, stated that the situation had been brought under control as of 10.30 AM.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a fire outbreak at the famous Balogun Market, which involved the topmost floor of a five-story building,” Adeseye said.

She added: “However, the fire is under control, and mitigation efforts are underway to limit its spread.”

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