Over six hours after a building at the Ladipo Spare Parts Market in Mushin area of Lagos State caught fire on Wednesday morning, all the fire service officials present at the scene are yet to contain the storm.
FIJ understands that Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and its fire unit as well as the Lagos State Government Fire Service are still at the location.
Multiple sources confirmed that the fire started at about 6am but the cause is yet to be ascertained.
“At least a building where oil is sold has just been razed,” a source told FIJ. “Up till now, fire is raging from the building despite all efforts to quench it.
“It is possible the cause is something related to the oil contents they sell there.”
Nosa Okunbor, the LASEMA spokesman, said all primary stakeholders are still “fighting the fire outbreak”.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, had also said no casualties were recorded at the scene of the accident.
“The cause of the fire could not be ascertained and no casualties have been recorded,” he said.
“Joint responders comprising the agency and its fire service, LASG Fire service, are on the ground making efforts to put the fire under control and prevent it from spreading to surrounding buildings. The operation is ongoing, and further updates to follow.”
In May, another section of the market was also razed.
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