A Storey building behind the famous Tejuosho Market in Lagos gutted fire and destroyed goods worth millions of Naira on Thursday evening.
The fire outbreak occurred at No. 11, Tejuosho street behind the market at about 3:30pm.
The fire consumed the first floor of the building which has lock up stores for fabrics.
Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said the cause of the fire
was due to Electric Power Surge in a fabric loaded room at the upper floor.
However, the Fire Service did not get to the location in time to help put off the fire and avoid further damages.
But LASEMA and the Federal Fire Services later dispatched to the scene of the incident to carry out Strategic Fire combating measure that ensured no loss of life.
Also, the fire was later stopped from affecting the ground floor and adjourning structures.
The joint inspection carried out by LASEMA and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA) officers,
revealed that the effect of the fire was heavy such that a section naturally collapsed at the upper floor.
It was noted that the structure was defective with no columns and was sinking even before the fire.
The distressed building has been totally brought down to ground zero level as the place is now safe from further disaster.
Some of the eyewitnesses who spoke with Impact Newspaper expressed their dissatisfaction for the late arrival of the Fire Services.
Others advised the Lagos State Government to put Fire Service Station in all the major markets in the State.
Recall that last two week there was a fire outbreak at the Balogun Market in Lagos Island.
It lasted for about five hours and the fire service and other well meaning Nigerians put effort to fight the fire from not spreading further.