Fourteen shops and 16 kiosks have been burnt in a fire outbreak in the early hours of Sunday at Adeniji Adele Market, Lagos Island, Lagos state,
In a statement released by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)., the fire started around 3am as a result of electrical malfunction in one of the affected shops.
According to LASEMA, a distress call was received around 3:13am and rescuers raced to the scene within 10 minutes.
“Upon arrival of the LASEMA Response Team, it was revealed that the inferno emanated from an unknown shop as a result of Electrical/Power surge thereby escalating to other shops on the array line.
“A total number of sixteen (16) kiosks and fourteen (14) shops were affected by the inferno whilst the rest of the shops were salvaged“The fire was restricted within affected areas and stopped from spreading further.
“Properties and goods were salvaged by emergency responders including Federal and Lagos State Fire Services, Nigeria Police and LASEMA Response Team,” said LASEMA.