Yesterday, December 1, Fire broke out at Owode Onirin market in Ikorodu destroying 15 shops.
According to reports, valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed.
Eyewitnesses say the fire started from one of the shops in the market.
Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the news said no life was lost in the infern.
The director-general said that the fire emanated from one of the several lines of shops in the market.
“The cause of the fire is still unknown as there is no power supply within the market.
“No life was lost but valuable items were destroyed, though the spread of fire is being curtailed.
“We have counted the shops, about 15 of them were gutted by fire,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
Oke-Osanyintolu said that the fire started from the metal segment of the market, making traders to call 767/112 channel of the agency.
He added that LASEMA coordinated the response to the fire, adding that it got support from the Lagos State Fire Service and market union officials.