Goods destroyed in Owode-Onirin fire outbreak
CITIZENS COMPASS– Goods worth Millions of Naira were destroyed on Friday, when fire gutted a section of Owode-Onirin Market, along Ikorodu-Mile 12 Road, Lagos.
The inferno was said to have erupted from lines 1and line 2 of the market where metallic materials were destroyed.
However, both the Alausa and Ikorodu units of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Agency began emergency operation after a distress call in the evening.
The incident was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu and the Director of the fire service, Adeseye Margaret in their updates.
Osanyintolu in his updates at about 9pm said , “Upon arrival of the LRT at the incident scene it was revealed that a section of the market (line 1and line 2) was engulfed by fire.
Further investigation revealed that the inferno started from the back shops and quickly spread to other part of the section 1 of the market.
“The Agency’s LRT alongside Men of the Lagos State Fire and rescue service are currently on ground working better together to put out the inferno.
“No loss of life nor injury recorded as a result of the incident.”
According to Adeseye, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently battling an inferno at the famous Owode Onirin Market, Ikorodu Road, Owode, Lagos.
“The Fire involving stalls that deals in the metal materials synonymous with Market is being mitigated by Alausa and Ikorodu Fire Crews of the Agency.”
As at the time of this report, she said, “Operations ongoing as no record of neither injury nor death recorded thus far and cause yet unknown.’
The affected traders have been counting their losses.