Shops Razed, Goods Worth Millions Destroyed, as Fire Guts Popular Ladipo Market in Lagos

Shops Razed As Midnight Fire Guts Ladipo Market Lagos

Numerous shops have been razed down and goods worth millions of Naira have been destroyed after fire Aguiyi Ironsi plaza in the Ladipo spare parts market in Lagos was gutted by fire at the early hours of  Saturday, February 26.




The fire was put out by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, and other first responders, including officers of the Lagos State Police Command.



Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, said the fire was reported at 10:54 p.m. on Friday following a series of calls and was swiftly doused by the nearby Isolo Fire Station of the Agency.




“Upon arrival, firemen called for back-up from other Lagos Fire Service locations and other emergency responders. “It was discovered that the fire rapidly spread across three blocks that housed auto spare parts traders within the market and were aided by combustible substances stored around the affected locations.



“The Fire was, however, curtailed from further spread to other blocks through the swift professional intervention of firefighters and other emergency responders. She said the situation would demand a thorough and collaborative investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.






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