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Fire guts shops, warehouses, restaurant at Olowu

Barely 36 hours after fire destroyed a section of Balogun Market, another has consumed part of Olowu spare parts market in Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, said this to newsmen on Thursday.

He said the fire was recorded in the early hours of the morning.

Farinloye said that the fire, which was reported to have started at about 2:30am, affected 13 shops, four warehouses and one restaurant.

He added: “The cause of the fire cannot be determined as at now.

“But the Chairman of the traders association, Bassey Ikpendu, while narrating the situation, applauded the efforts of the State Fire Service that prevented the escalation of the incident due to the combustible materials that were involved.”

Farinloye said no injury or death was recorded.



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