An inferno which started midnight through the early hours of Sunday has razed Odo Eran Plank Market in Ogba, Lagos.
The fire was widespread as it destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira at Odo Eran bus stop.
At the time of reporting, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were battling the devastating fire that started in the middle of the night.
Mrs Margaret Adeseye, the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, explained that the agency was alerted through the State’s Command and Control portal at about 3:37 am, which saw the Ikeja and Alausa Fire Stations responding with backup from other emergency responders due to the high intensity and nature of the combustible materials involved in the Fire.
“Firefighting operations still ongoing without any reported injury or death case so far.
“The agency is, however, assuring the public that the strategy being deployed to control the raging fire with copious water and chemical foam compound would not allow it to affect any nearby property or life,” Adeseye stated.
According to Adeseye, officials of the state fire service and other emergency responders remained on top of the situation as the fire had been put under control.