Lagos: Fire razes 120 shops at Isolo market

Fire breakout  at Daleko Market, Isolo, Lagos, left palm and vegetable oil sellers with hands on head.

Over 120 shops were completely razed with others partially affected after an electrical fault sparked the inferno.

Eyewitnesses said the fire started around 9:30am and raged such that motorists on the bridge could feel the heat.

But for the intervention of the Lagos State Fire Service, the Sunday inferno would have wrecked more havoc.

However, no casualty was recorded.

Confirming the incident, Fire Service Director, Rasaq Fadipe said that about 120 shops were destroyed. He called for the overhauling of electrical wiring systems across Lagos Markets.

He said: “We are battling with the outbreak and 120 open shops, selling palm oil and vegetable oil were consumed by fire.

“Fire fighting operation is still on,but we are fully in control. The incident was caused by power surge.

“There is need for total overhauling of electrical wiring system in Lagos markets. We responded with three fire trucks of 1000 litres of water each from Isolo, Ilupeju and ikeja,” Fadipe said.

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