NIGERIAN FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLES HUGE FLAMES
Another Nigeria big market is on fire.
For four hours, the Lagos State Fire Service, UBA Fire Service, Union Bank Bronto Skylift F42 and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) found it difficult to put out the fire at balogun market.
Thick black smoke and flames were shooting up from five-story buildings surrounding the market as firetrucks attempt to get access to the fire. Residents were throwing what belongings they could from the buildings and some people on the rooftops were using small buckets of water to try to stop the fire.
A fire truck was also spraying water onto the flames.
The fire started in the morning and became a major blaze by midday. Officials haven't yet said if any people were injured in the fire or commented on the cause of the blaze.
The Balogun market sprawls across many blocks on Lagos Island. It is well known as one of the best places in Lagos to buy colorful Nigerian fabrics, apparel and shoes.
According to NAN's report, one Brasas Plaza on Martins Street had an electrical fault on its fifth floor which led to the fire outbreak.
It was also learnt thaf the building had in previous years witnessed such fire outbreak, especially when the year was coming to an end.
‘’This is no longer new to us because every year, apart from last, this building always burns.
‘’This building is owned by one business woman. The building is not part of Balogun market,’’ one of the traders said.