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The National Emergency Management Agency has disclosed that three buildings collapsed as a result of the fire incident at Dosumu Market in Lagos State on Tuesday.


This was disclosed in a statement posted on the official Facebook page of NEMA.

The statement read, “The NEMA Lagos Territorial Office has swiftly reacted to a fire outbreak at Dosumu Market, situated off Idumagbo Avenue in Lagos State.

“The Lagos State Fire Service and other stakeholders have been mobilised to the scene. A second building has collapsed, which was the origin of the fire.

“Currently, three buildings have fallen due to the fire’s intensity.

“Although the fire has been fully contained, there are small fires remaining under the collapsed buildings, which are expected to burn out gradually.”

A separate statement by the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, revealed that no casualty was recorded.

The statement partly read, “Firefighting operations have been mobilised to contain the spreading inferno, which has already impacted adjacent structures on Docemo and Nnamdi Azikwe Streets after its initial occurrence at three buildings along Jankara Street.

“While progress has been made in partially subduing the blaze, ongoing efforts are focused on its complete extinguishment.

The firefighting operations face additional challenges due to the necessity of ensuring the safe evacuation of traders and the preservation of their merchandise within a densely populated area, necessitating rigorous crowd control measures.

“As of present, there have been no reported casualties, and investigations into the cause of the fire are actively underway.”

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