Fire gutted some shops in Balogun Market, on Lagos Island on Sunday.
Different videos shared by social media users show how thick carbon black from the fire gathered into the air as it puffed out of some opening of one of the market buildings, on Martins Street, Lagos.
Meanwhile, a customer service representative of the Lagos state fire service in a phone call assured that the agency is doing everything possible to prevent the fire from escalating.
He said, “We have responded immediately to the incident. Our two appliances are on the ground and they are doing everything possible to put out the fire as soon as possible.”
While the cause of the fire is yet unknown, Nigerians are lamenting the frequent outbreak of fire in the market especially as it is coming at a time when sellers are restocking for December sales.
In 2019, 2020, 2021 , and early 2022, the market recorded fire outbreaks that led to the loss of goods and properties.