Parts of the Balogun Market in Lagos have caught fire

Fire guts parts of Balogun Market in Lagos

The fire destroyed some shops Balogun Marketin Lagos Island on Sunday.

Various videos shared by social media users show how thick carbon black from the fire has accumulated in the air as it billows from some openings in one of the market buildings, on Martins Street. , Lagos.

Meanwhile, a customer service representative of the Lagos state fire service in a telephone call assured that the agency is doing everything possible to prevent the fire from spreading.

He said, “We immediately responded to the incident. Our two appliances are on the ground and they are doing everything possible to put out the fire as quickly as possible. “

While the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, Nigerians have lamented the frequent outbreak of fire in the market especially as it comes at a time when vendors are restocking for the December sale.

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In 2019, 2020, 2021, and early 2022, the market recorded fire outbreaks that led to the loss of goods and property.

What they say

@babson04 said, “People sweat in minutes and that shit always happens when the year comes around. I can’t remember the last time there wasn’t a fire at Balogun market in December.

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He added, “The entire Balogun market believes that the don burn is done in such a way that it is always burned every year. The market and fire are like 5/6 and it looks like we’re going to steal money and burn the place down. It’s sad that people’s livelihoods are gone.”

@damistorian said, “It’s that time of year, the Balogun market is on fire again.”

@itszirim_ says, “Balogun market of God’s fire in this difficult economy. People’s sweats disappeared in a few minutes. If your store is on Martin’s street, go there now. When December approaches in the Balogun market they are always on fire. See people’s investments on fire. I’m sure people do these things on purpose or is it an annual tradition?

@Sakagucheee said, “it seems like every year the balogun market burns down.


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