The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service responded swiftly and successfully extinguished an overnight fire at the renowned Ladipo Pako Market located on Iganmu Road, Orile, Lagos.
A statement signed by the Director of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye said the fire, which was first reported at 00:15 hours on Wednesday, prompted a coordinated effort from fire crews stationed at Sari Iganmu, Ajegunle, Ilupeju, and Bolade Stations of the Agency.
On getting to the location, the Ladipo Pako Market had been engulfed in flames due to the presence of highly combustible materials, including inflammatory wood polish, exacerbated by the dry weather conditions. Despite these challenges, the skilled firefighters efficiently managed to bring the situation under control.
At present, the exact cause of the fire remains undetermined and will be revealed following the completion of the mop-up operation, which is currently in the damping down stage.
Additionally, a thorough enumeration of the affected properties and associated costs will be conducted.
The operation of the State Firefighters was further supported by the Federal Fire Service and LASEMA with security backup provided by the Nigerian Police Force.
No person was injured during the operation. Further updates will be provided as they become available.