Traders wail as fire razes Balogun market

Balogun Market

Fire raged early this morning at the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island razing down over 100 shops. Traders in their hundreds, milled around, helplessly as rescue workers battled to contain the raging inferno.

The fire reportedly  started around 4:00 a.m. and burnt down the shops   stocked with  assorted materials like clothes, shoes, electronics etc.

Fire  trucks from Sari Iganmu, Isolo, Ilupeju and Alausa were seen around the area,  battling the fire.

Officials of the police and the Civil Defence have condoned the area to prevent surging crowd from obstructing fire fighting.

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