There were two fire incidents in Lagos Balogun on Tuesday, one in Balogun Market a five story building that had previously had incidents of fire the second was a three story building at Dosumu market
Balogun fire happened at A five-storey building situated at Oluwole Market, adjacent to Mandillas Building, the fire raged till middle of the night and only stopped early hours of this morning
when the fire started it was minimal, but from picture reports the fire service arrived four hours later – and struggled to put out the fires.
The Ambulance Arrived the scene almost 4 hours after the fires started
Inspite of this, the Lagos fire service battled to contain the fire which continued into the night, union bank and Julius Berger supported the Lagos State Fire Service
The morning after the fire markets has been shut down.
Cleanup presently ongoing
The fire at Dosumu was successfully turned off within 5 hours unlike the fire at Balogun.
During the fire, traders scrambled to save their goods by throwing it down from the top floor , unfortunately hoodlums also capitalized on the chaos to steal and rob traders affected
Partial building collapse occurred late in the night and this claimed the during the life of a policeman in a nearby division- this was reported by Lagos Rapid response Squad
Do we really have to bad mouth and blame the government for everything
The fire service stations were not able to access the roads because people littered it with goods for sales and temporal structures- Is it the goverment that blocked the passage for the fire trucks
Fire extinguishers cost about 5000 naira at Jumia and Konga, why cant every trader keep one at their shop at the very least- maybe the fire may have ended in the store where it started
Again we all welcome an opportunity to badmouth ourselves and give the international media an opportunity to create a negative rhetoric about us, We had ambulances and fire patrol on ground but its very convenient to share images of a lone man in the roof making futile attempts to put out the fire