The Commandant 9th Brigade

The Commandant 9th Brigade

Less than 48 hours after a fire outbreak gutted the Balogun Market on Lagos Island, leading to the loss of millions of naira, if not billions worth of goods, there was another fire outbreak today 30th March 2023 at Olowu Automobile Spare Parts Market.

The fire disaster which was reported to have started at about 02:30 am, was also to have affected 13 shops, four warehouses and one restaurant.

The Commandant 9th Brigade, Ikeja met the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) team while he was on an assessment visit to the scene.

NEMA said: “The cause of the fire cannot be determined as of now. But the Chairman of the trader association, Bassey Ikpendu, while narrating the situation applauded the efforts of the State Fire Service that prevented the escalation of the incident due to the combustible materials that were involved.

“The Chairman narrated that one of their apprentices slept in the building and noticed the fire but by the time he got out, the fire had engulfed the building and immediately fire service was contacted which responded promptly. No injury or death was recorded.”

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