30 shops, buildings lost in Mushin market fire

30 shops, buildings lost in Mushin market fire

<p class="">A joint team of emergency responders extinguished the fire before it escalated to more adjoining buildings. </p>

<h1>At least 30 shops were completely destroyed in a fire outbreak at a market in the Mushin area of Lagos on Saturday, August 1, 2020.</h1>

<p class="">The fire outbreak started around 1 pm at 16, Ladipo Street in Mushin, <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/no-human-casualties-in-mushin-foam-market-fire/kptswwz" id="8eff4448-ccd8-4948-a9ca-152ac033b4b4">a shop dealing in mattresses</a>, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZDU7MDA_/be0e25432204b9c5566548ebc4e32ceb.png" alt="A foam shop caught fire which subsequently escalated to other adjoining shops and buildings [LASEMA]"> <figcaption>A foam shop caught fire which subsequently escalated to other adjoining shops and buildings [LASEMA]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">In an update released later on Saturday, LASEMA Director-General, <strong>Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu</strong> listed the affected property as a single storey building with six rooms and four shops; five bungalows with 26 shops; and a bungalow with a three-bedroom flat. </p>

<p class="">Oke-Osanyintolu said a joint team of responders led by LASEMA worked together to extinguish the fire before it escalated to more adjoining buildings. </p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZWM7MDA_/f5920948bb01547f8041aa0720bb94be.jpg" alt="No loss of life or injury was sustained at the scene of incident [LASEMA]"> <figcaption>No loss of life or injury was sustained at the scene of incident [LASEMA]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">He said the affected buildings have been completely demolished to prevent any secondary incidents.</p>

<p class="">The cause of the fire remains unknown, but the LASEMA boss said an investigation has commenced.</p>

<p class="">No human casualties were reported.</p>

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