Market fire in Lagos burns into night

6 November 2019
2019-11-06 14:20

Nigerian firefighters continued to battle with two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday evening at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center.

Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria's largest textile markets. The head of Nigerian Federal Fire Service said the two fires don't appear to be related, adding that it wasn't immediately clear if there were any casualties. The fire started in the morning and became a major blaze by midday and the fire continued to burn well into the evening. Fires and other disasters are frequent on Lagos Island.

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