Millions Lost At Ladipo Plank Market Fire Outbreak

Goods worth millions of naira were lost to the fire outbreak at the popular Ladipo Plank Market, Iganmu Road, Orile, Lagos overnight.

Hundreds of sawmills and building materials were burnt in the fire incident which started around 12am on Wednesday.

First responders including operatives of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have since arrived at the scene and put out the fire.

According to the Fire Service Boss, Margaret Adeseye in a statement, “the market, known for its trading in building materials, became engulfed in flames due to the presence of highly combustible materials, including inflammatory wood polish, exacerbated by the dry weather conditions.”

According to LASEMA, the exact cause of the fire remained unknown but no casualty was recorded as of press time.

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