Owode-Onirin market razed by fire

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

It was an atmosphere of panic on Thursday evening when fire suddenly broke out at Owode Onirin Market, along Ikorodu, Lagos road.

The market is known for sales of iron rods.

As at 10.30pm on Thursday, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service was combating the intense fire to prevent it from spreading to adjoining structures.

Witnesses say the fire started at about 8pm, with no casualty reported yet.

Confirming the incident, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said the situation has been brought to normalcy.

Adeseye said “On arrival the fire fighters met well alight and subdued in record time leaving only few shops affected from among multitude of the auto mobile spare parts section of the market.

“There was neither case of injury nor death as damping down of the echelon of fire continues to bring firefighting into conclusion,” he added.

Adeseye, also promised that, “the cause of the fire will subsequently be investigated thereafter.”