A three-storey building has been razed at Kosoko Street, off Martins Street in Lagos Island.
The Thursday’s inferno started from the topmost part of the building opposite Animashaun Plaza.
Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said; “The Agency’s Response Team and its Fire Unit alongside Lagos State Fire & Rescue Service, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, and CBD worked together in putting out the inferno and prevented it from escalating to adjoining buildings.”
“Information gathered revealed that fabrics were stored in the building. Fortunately, no casualty was involved in the incident. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report,” the Permanent Secretary.
The building amongst others is in the popular Lagos Island Central Business District.
Thursday’s inferno is the latest in the series of fire outbreaks in markets and other places in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre.