Six shopping plazas were razed to the ground in a fire outbreak at the Balogun market, Sunny Adewale Street, Lagos Island.
It was learnt that the inferno which occurred on Wednesday morning started at about 10am. when a trader was putting fuel inside his generator which was on at Anambra plaza. While he was still pouring the fuel into the fuel tank, the generator went up in flames.
The fire moved rapidly from Anambra plaza to other plazas before the arrival of firefighters of the Lagos Fire Service to combat the fire and eventually put it out in the afternoon.
The Balogun fire outbreak is coming barely a week after a fire razed down popular Amu Plank and Building Material market in the Mushin.