Barely two months after a policeman and several goods valued at millions of Naira, went up in flames at Balogun market, a section of the popular market on Lagos Island, is reportedly on fire again.
The raging inferno was said to have started in the early hours of Wednesday, January 29, 2020.\
Fire outbreak at Balogun Market Lagos island pic.twitter.com/lIx9Dk76HJ
— Engr Sansee (@Suncivil_) January 29, 2020
Some Parts of Balogun, Lagos Island is on Fire again … 3 Buildings at the same time .. Our Emergency Agencies have been mobilized to the scene … Once again, The dry season is very harsh … Ensure u follow safety procedures properly (4th pic) #ForAGreaterLagos pic.twitter.com/Ju58ILg5eq
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) January 29, 2020
Buildings numbering about seven were said to have been destroyed in the fire, which started from Anambra Plaza on Martins street, and spread to about six other structures in the market.
Revealing the cause of the fire incident, the General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Osanyintolu said a preliminary investigation uncovered that an attempt to refuel a powered generator was responsible for the fire outbreak.
Sahara Reporters however reported that a man died in the incident.
The deceased was said to be the one who was pouring petrol into the running generator.
According to an eyewitness, the man died on the spot, after which he was taken away in an ambulance.