Fire Guts Balogun Market

Clay Curtis
November 6, 2019

Smoke rises from a fire in downtown Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

DAILY POST reports that fire servicemen are now on the ground, making frantic effort to put out the inferno. "There's a fire here at Great Nigerian House, behind Oluwole complex in Balogun market".

"This building is owned by one business woman".

The two fires do not appear to be related, he said, adding that it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.

Goods were being thrown out of the windows to save stock, while men on the roof of neighbouring buildings have tried to put out the flames themselves using buckets of water.

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Officials have not yet revealed if anyone was injured in the blaze or commented on how it started this morning.

The Balogun market sprawls across many blocks on Lagos Island.

According to a source, the building on fire is a shopping plaza located at No. 43, Martins Street, Lagos Island.

In March, at least 20 people, majority schoolchildren, died with the collapse of a three-story building housing a school, residential apartments and shops.

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