Many properties have been lost in a fire outbreak that occurred in Lagos state at ajoa market on Wednesday, July 1.
The cause of the outbreak is yet to be ascertained but
preliminary investigations showed the fire started from a shopping mall
close to the market before spreading into the market. Some adjourning
houses were also affected by the fire outbreak.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA are on ground working to put out the fire.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa
Okunbor, who spoke to newsmen, said the fire started at about 1am
today. He added that no casualty has been recorded yet.
“There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am but we are
there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small
shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the
shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some
But the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, including the
Lagos State Fire Service and the police are already on ground to quell
the fire. No casualty has been recorded for now.” Okunbor said.