An early morning fire has destroyed goods worth millions of naira at the popular plank market at Odo Eran Bus Stop Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.
The cause of the fire which started on Sunday at about past 3am, could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
Confirming the incident, Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Adeseye Margaret said no death or injury has been reported.
She said, “The incident which was alerted through the State’s Command and Control portal at 03:37 Sunday wee hours, saw the Ikeja and Alausa Fire Stations responding with backup from other emergency responders due to the intensity and nature of the combustible materials involved in the Fire.
“Firefighting operations still ongoing without any reported injury or death case this far.
She assured that the strategy being deployed to control the burning rage with copious water and chemical foam compound would not allow it to affect any nearby property or life.
“Although the cause of the Fire is yet to be ascertained as officials of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and others remain on top of the situation and will provide necessary updates as situation demands,” she added.
There’s been a surge in the rates of fire outbreaks on markets recently, what could really account for these outbreaks? Are the markets lacking good spaces or faulty electric wiring and connections or these are cases or arson?