fire fighters are battling to put out the fire in balogun market. According to eyewitnesses’s account, the fire started at about 3:00 am this morning
victims can be seen crying as they watch their shops go up in smoke, while some others scamper to salvage what they can.
The way the structures are built so close together is however hampering the fire fighting operations, but the. Director of Fire Service in Lagos, told our correspondent that an escalator will be brought in to aid the operation.
The cause of the fire is not yet known but some eyewitnesses say it might be due to an electrical surge
Four plazas housing hundreds of shops are already up in flames with goods worth millions of naira already said to be lost