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Fire guts building in Balogun market


A four-storey in the popular Balogun market, Lagos, went up in flames in the early hours of today, Jan. 26, destroying goods worth several millions of naira.

 The fire reportedly started from one of the shops of the textiles and shoe building located on Gbajumo, at about 12.45 am.

Firemen from the Federal and State Services reportedly battled for three hours before it was put out.

 However, while dampening was ongoing, the fire started again by 6 am, with emergency responders still attending to it at about 9.40 am.

 The exact cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained.

 South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA Ibrahim Farinloye,  said there had been no record of loss of life.

 He said, "Presently, the fire has been brought under total control. It has been contained without spreading to other buildings.

"No  injury or death has been noticed accessibility to the source of fire is still very difficult but it is confined to the source"

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