Balogun Market Is On Fire Again!!!
News reaching us now is that the popular Balogun Market is on fire again. The fire reportedly started from the building opposite Oluwole Car Park on Martins Street, Lagos Island.
There’s a devastating #fire in the #balogun #market right now!!! People throwing their goods out the balcony. Help is needed to fight this fire NOW!!! @lagosstategov @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @Instabloge @OnoBello @bellanaija pic.twitter.com/reCeL58hA0
— Obinna Okerekeocha (@obitalks) January 29, 2020
From what we heard, the cause of the fire was a generator. The man who was pouring petrol in the running generator has been reported dead. We gathered that the fire affected 3 buildings and at the time of filing this report, some of the buildings are already collapsing.
Emergency agencies were mobilized to the scene and they have been on ground fighting the fire. Law enforcement officers are also there maintaining order.
Video of the burnt 4 storey-building on Martins Street, Balogun Market, Lagos Island, today. The building after being gutted by fire has eventually collapsed. pic.twitter.com/hCeX1Xhgx3
— BusinessDay (@BusinessDayNg) January 29, 2020
Our condolences to those who lost their goods.