Lagos - A night fire in the Balogun Market on the Lagos Island has destroyed property estimated at billions of naira, Punch reports.
Eight lock-up shops stored with bags, shoes and textile materials were razed.
The fire raged into the early hours of Wednesday, a building beside the market, which had petrochemical products, collapsed under the intensity of the fire.
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Firemen from the Lagos State Fire Service later arrived at the scene around 12am and combated the inferno till 4am Wednesday.
The fire was said to have been caused by an electric surge.
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