Our Correspondence has obtained reports that a raging fire has broken out on Tuesday at a section of the popular Balogun market in Lagos State.

As at the time of filing this report, men of the fire service were still trying to put out the fire in the affected part of the market.

Residents and visitors have been warned to be careful around the vicinity.

See the video of the fire as shared on the social media by a Twitter user:

Firefighters have arrived the scene of a multi-storey building, housing many shops, which is on fire in the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island.

A video sent in shows firemen attacking the blaze from an adjacent building while the usual crowd is milling around the trying to catch a glimpse of the scene.

Although there is yet no official word on the cause of the fire outbreak, but a number of video posts on social media shows smoke billowing from the burning building on Tuesday morning.

One shot shows that the smoke can be seen from the 3rd Mainland Bridge.

More details later…

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