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14 buildings affected as fire razes Lagos market — second time in three weeks

14 buildings affected as fire razes Lagos market — second time in three weeks
April 09
19:21 2024

About 14 buildings were affected on Tuesday by a fire outbreak on Dosumu Idumota street in Lagos Island.

Margaret Adeseye, director of Lagos state Fire and Rescue Service, said in a statement that two structures collapsed completely while two others partially caved in.

“The cause was traced to refuelling a generator among others, with fuel storage in kegs at the penthouse of a three-building complex housing a printing shop with chemical contents,” the statement reads.

“Swift firefighting operations by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service which has now moved to damping down strategy, mitigating all threats and ensuring public safety.


“Enumeration of shops and goods lost are ongoing, and preventive measures will be enforced.”

Adeseye said all the state’s emergency responders, including national and private partners, were collaborating at the scene.

Earlier, Olufemi Oke-Osayintolu, permanent secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said no life was lost in the fire outbreak.


“No casualties, nor injuries were recorded at the incident scene, however, while putting out the fire, an adult female collapsed and was promptly attended by Paramedics from the LRU Pre-Hospital Care Unit at the incident scene, before being moved swiftly to Marina General Hospital for continued medical care,” Oke-Osayintolu said in a statement.

On March 20, a fire outbreak destroyed three buildings at the intersection of Nnamdi Azikiwe in the Idumota area.

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