The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said its “quick response” on Sunday “saved uncountable lives and properties” from devastation by a fire outbreak at the popular Ladipo motor spare parts market.
According to a statement from the agency, the fire which was was reported to have broken out on Sunday morning from one of the several shops dealing in vehicle spare parts in Alapeju section of the Ladipo Market, was quickly quelled by LASEMA and sister agencies on Sunday morning.
There were no recorded injuries or fatalities.
The statement signed by Nosa Okunbor, Head, Public Affairs, reported that the timely response of the agency to the fire outbreak reported through the Agency’s Toll Free Emergency numbers 112/767 this morning, saved goods worth several hundreds of millions of naira, from destruction at the motor spare parts market, in Mushin Local Government Area, in Lagos.
The incidence which attracted the attention of residents, also brought traders residing close to the market to their shops who attempted to remove their wares and assisted in putting out the inferno.
“Upon arrival at the scene, Agency responders discovered a single storey building used for commercial purposes.(selling of motor parts) was engulfed in flames.
“The cause of the inferno has not been identified as at time of filling this report.
“Combined team comprising of the Agency’s LASEMA Response Team, (LRT), LASEMA Response Unit Fire, (LRU fire), Lagos State and Federal Fire services, made concerted efforts and subdued the inferno, preventing it from spreading to the surrounding buildings.
“The fire has been curtailed and damping down is over. No further updates.” The statement concluded.