Fire Guts Idumota Market in Lagos, Millions Worth of Goods Destroyed


Goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed on Wednesday when an early morning fire razed some shops in the Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo section of the Idumota Market in Lagos State.

The fire affected three buildings, including two two-storey structures and one three-storey building in the market popularly known for clothes, bags, and shoes.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service have been alerted to a fire emergency at the intersection of Nanadi Azikwe and Docemo in Idumota, Lagos. Emergency services swiftly mobilized upon receiving the call at 07:41 hours.

Casualties have not been confirmed as of the time of filing this report.

Upon arrival at 07:58 hours, it was discovered that the fire had already engulfed several shops and buildings in the market area.

Meanwhile,The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, along with other emergency service providers, have arrived at the scene, and firefighting efforts have commenced.

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“The Fire stations at Ebute Elefun, Ilupeju, and Alausa have deployed resources to mitigate the situation effectively as firefighting operations are ongoing,” said Fire Service boss, Margaret Adeseye.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing. Casualties have not been confirmed at this time.”

However,Adeseye urged residents to cooperate with emergency personnel and avoid the area for their safety.

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