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Millions lost as fire guts Ladipo spare parts market

Millions lost as fire guts Ladipo spare parts market

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A midnight fire outbreak on Saturday destroyed properties worth millions of naira at the auto spare parts section of the popular Ladipo market in Lagos.

A statement by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, noted that the cause of the fire, which broke out Friday at around 10:54 p.m., is yet to be ascertained.

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Issued on Saturday, the statement also said there was no report of injury or loss of life during the incident at the Hassan Ola Blocks of Aguyi Ironsi International Trade Centre, Ladipo.

The agency’s director-general, Margaret Adeseye said, “It was discovered that the fire rapidly spread across three blocks that housed auto spare parts traders within the market and was aided by combustible substances stored around the affected locations.”

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According to her, “The Fire was, however, curtailed from further spread to other blocks through the swift professional intervention of firefighters and other emergency responders.

“The situation would demand a thorough and collaborative investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire,” Mrs Adeseye added.

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In 2021, there were at least four reports of fire incidents at Ladipo auto spare parts markets; with traders also losing their goods in the incidents.

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