For about eighteen hours now, firefighters are still battling the inferno at the Amu plank market in Mushin Lagos State.
The fire outbreak was reported about 01:25a.m through distress calls to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency’s Control Room.
The Emergency agency earlier warned that an adjacent building affected by the fire might collapse which eventually did as occupants frantically moved to evacuate to safety.
The director General of LASEMA Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the situation is under control. He also advised that markets should establish emergency units to forestall damages when such situations occur.
Residents in the area who have lost their houses to the inferno say, fire fighters came too late and when they eventually came, they did not have enough water to stem the spread of the fire.