Goods worth millions of Naira lost as Fire guts Balogun, Dosunmu markets…. . LASEMA, FIRE SERVICE, battle Fire for over Four Hours.

Written by on November 6, 2019

Balogun Market Fire

LASEMA in response to dual fire incidents at Oluwole by Martins, and the jewelry market at Documu Street, has fully activated all first responders to the 6 storey building at 43 Martin Street and the 3 storey commercial building of lock-up shops that was found engulfed in fire.

The LASEMA team and other responders despite all difficulties, are on top of the situation as the fire which has affected almost every section of both buildings is at risk of spreading to other buildings next to them due to proximity and closeness to each other, a situation which presented peculiar difficulties to responders to access the source of the fire in order to effectively put it out on time.


Despite obstacles of inaccessibility via roads and set backs, as all the affected buildings are continuously built together in a conjoined manner, The combined efforts of LASEMA RESPONSE TEAM, LASG FIRE, UBA FIRE and FED FIRE are on ground with the DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu is mustering and marshalling all necessary equipment and manpower in battling the raging fire assiduously ensuring swift recovery, an action which is enabling a lot of traders salvage a huge portion of their goods as the fire is being curtailed.

There are no casualties, no fatalities and no injuries. Also, there’s been nobody trapped in any of the commercial buildings.

Recovery operations still ongoing with the Skylight Fighter Truck fully activated and deployed to aid swift recovery, as dampening commences.

Nosa Okunbor
Public Affairs Officer-LASEMA

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