Fire Guts Ladipo Market, Extent of Damage still Unknown

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The popular Ladipo Market in Lagos State has been gutted by an inferno. The fire which is reported to have started in the wee hours of Sunday, the fire majorly affected a building housing a spare parts shop and a furniture workshop. The exact extent of damage is still unknown but is estimated to be running into millions of naira.The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed in a statement that the incident was caused by an electrical spark at a furniture workshop.The statement added that no casualty has been recorded so far, adding that rescue operations are ongoing.The statement reads: “A fire outbreak at 85, Ladipo Street by Fatai Atere Road Ladipo Market since 11:00 yesterday involving a 3 Storey building has continued to rage till now.“The Security fortification of the building has created a serious obstruction to access the building which has already shown signs of safety concerns.“The fire was said to have started at a furniture workshop behind the building with an electrical spark at about 10:45 p.m.”As of the time of filing this report, officials of LASEMA, the Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Fire and Federal Fire Services Service are trying to put out the fire.

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