Update: Four Storey Building Collapses In Balogun Market Fire
A Four Storey Building located at Nos. 35/37 Martin Street, Lagos Island, has collapsed after being razed by fire.
HSENations had earlier reported a fire outbreak that had affected eight buildings in Balogun Market, but recent updates show that the building where the fire started has now collapsed.
Beside it, a five and 10 storey buildings have began burning as fire fighters continue to combat its spread.
Director-General for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the cause of the fire was improperly stored fuel.
“This fire has escalated to adjoining buildings totaling seven (7) in number and now is being contained by the Emergency responders-Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service and NPA Fire Service. Seven buildings are affected and one has collapsed.
“All responders are on ground and progress is being made. We urge for calm and will provide further updates,” said Oke-Osanyintolu.